Germany Refugee Statistics 1960-2024

Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.
  • Germany refugee statistics for 2022 was 2,075,445.00, a 65.28% increase from 2021.
  • Germany refugee statistics for 2021 was 1,255,694.00, a 3.73% increase from 2020.
  • Germany refugee statistics for 2020 was 1,210,596.00, a 5.57% increase from 2019.
  • Germany refugee statistics for 2019 was 1,146,682.00, a 7.79% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Germany 2,075,445.00
Poland 971,129.00
France 612,934.00
Czech Republic 435,212.00
United States 363,059.00
United Kingdom 328,989.00
Spain 317,751.00
Italy 296,181.00
Sweden 277,726.00
Austria 258,613.00
Netherlands 218,457.00
Switzerland 182,474.00
Greece 160,761.00
Belgium 151,408.00
Canada 140,621.00
Slovak Republic 96,563.00
Ireland 81,256.00
Norway 75,311.00
Finland 69,553.00
Denmark 67,772.00
Lithuania 67,638.00
Portugal 59,777.00
Australia 54,430.00
Estonia 40,806.00
Latvia 39,055.00
Hungary 35,370.00
Cyprus 29,280.00
Croatia 20,638.00
Japan 17,406.00
Luxembourg 11,952.00
Malta 11,098.00
Slovenia 8,705.00
Iceland 5,240.00
Argentina 4,094.00
South Korea 3,825.00
Trinidad and Tobago 3,424.00
Panama 2,576.00
Chile 2,133.00
New Zealand 1,791.00
UAE 1,399.00
Israel 1,207.00
Uruguay 1,115.00
Kuwait 684.00
Liechtenstein 524.00
Saudi Arabia 454.00
Oman 295.00
Hong Kong 285.00
Bahrain 255.00
Qatar 197.00
Cayman Islands 47.00
Monaco 17.00
Bahamas 10.00
Turks and Caicos Islands 7.00
New Caledonia 0.00
Puerto Rico 0.00
British Virgin Islands 0.00
Gibraltar 0.00
Northern Mariana Islands 0.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Brunei 0.00
Isle of Man 0.00
Palau 0.00
San Marino 0.00
Barbados 0.00
Faroe Islands 0.00
Singapore 0.00
Bermuda 0.00
St. Kitts and Nevis 0.00
St. Martin (French part) 0.00
Andorra 0.00
Curacao 0.00
Macao 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Aruba 0.00
Guam 0.00
French Polynesia 0.00
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.00
Channel Islands 0.00
Greenland 0.00
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 0.00
Germany Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 2,075,445.00 65.28%
2021 1,255,694.00 3.73%
2020 1,210,596.00 5.57%
2019 1,146,682.00 7.79%
2018 1,063,835.00 9.63%
2017 970,357.00 44.94%
2016 669,468.00 111.79%
2015 316,098.00 45.70%
2014 216,956.00 15.68%
2013 187,545.00 -68.20%
2012 589,735.00 3.16%
2011 571,672.00 -3.80%
2010 594,250.00 0.08%
2009 593,787.00 1.90%
2008 582,719.00 0.67%
2007 578,866.00 -4.37%
2006 605,329.00 -13.52%
2005 699,996.00 -20.15%
2004 876,614.00 -8.72%
2003 960,393.00 -2.00%
2002 980,001.00 8.53%
2001 903,000.00 -0.33%
2000 906,000.00 -7.12%
1999 975,500.00 2.77%
1998 949,200.00 -9.51%
1997 1,049,000.00 -17.14%
1996 1,266,000.00 -0.15%
1995 1,267,900.00 -6.40%
1994 1,354,600.00 -4.47%
1993 1,418,000.00 14.72%
1992 1,236,000.00 50.46%
1991 821,500.00 0.67%
1990 816,000.00 29.83%
1989 628,500.00 3.00%
1988 610,200.00 2.35%
1987 596,200.00 8.82%
1986 547,900.00 15.35%
1985 475,000.00 275.20%
1984 126,600.00 10.09%
1983 115,000.00 15.00%
1982 100,000.00 0.00%
1981 100,000.00 6.38%
1980 94,000.00 8.05%
1979 87,000.00 4.19%
1978 83,500.00 -30.42%
1977 120,000.00 -1.64%
1976 122,000.00 0.00%
1975 122,000.00 -0.81%
1974 123,000.00 -1.60%
1973 125,000.00 0.00%
1972 125,000.00 0.00%
1971 125,000.00 8.70%
1970 115,000.00 1.77%
1969 113,000.00 2.73%
1968 110,000.00 -1.79%
1967 112,000.00 -20.00%
1966 140,000.00 -22.22%
1965 180,000.00 0.00%
1964 180,000.00 -1.10%
1963 182,000.00 -1.62%
1962 185,000.00 -2.63%
1961 190,000.00 -3.55%
1960 197,000.00 -3.55%