France 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.
  • France refugee statistics for 2022 was 612,934.00, a 22.61% increase from 2021.
  • France refugee statistics for 2021 was 499,914.00, a 14.64% increase from 2020.
  • France refugee statistics for 2020 was 436,055.00, a 6.9% increase from 2019.
  • France refugee statistics for 2019 was 407,915.00, a 10.74% 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
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
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
France Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 612,934.00 22.61%
2021 499,914.00 14.64%
2020 436,055.00 6.90%
2019 407,915.00 10.74%
2018 368,345.00 9.25%
2017 337,158.00 10.72%
2016 304,527.00 11.50%
2015 273,117.00 8.27%
2014 252,248.00 8.50%
2013 232,487.00 6.71%
2012 217,865.00 3.64%
2011 210,207.00 4.74%
2010 200,687.00 2.20%
2009 196,364.00 14.69%
2008 171,206.00 12.79%
2007 151,789.00 3.97%
2006 145,996.00 6.32%
2005 137,316.00 -1.81%
2004 139,852.00 6.89%
2003 130,838.00 -1.02%
2002 132,182.00 0.44%
2001 131,601.00 -0.68%
2000 132,508.00 2.15%
1999 129,722.00 -7.48%
1998 140,213.00 -4.33%
1997 146,558.00 -3.15%
1996 151,331.00 -2.52%
1995 155,240.00 -20.51%
1994 195,288.00 17.45%
1993 166,269.00 6.23%
1992 156,512.00 -10.44%
1991 174,756.00 -9.45%
1990 193,000.00 7.07%
1989 180,258.00 -2.00%
1988 183,946.00 2.59%
1987 179,306.00 -0.53%
1986 180,258.00 3.47%
1985 174,213.00 2.56%
1984 169,863.00 3.50%
1983 164,113.00 7.81%
1982 152,223.00 21.20%
1981 125,597.00 2.98%
1980 121,958.00 2.07%
1979 119,489.00 -5.34%
1978 126,229.00 5.71%
1977 119,413.00 4.17%
1976 114,634.00 4.32%
1975 109,882.00 4.12%
1974 105,538.00 3.64%
1973 101,830.00 2.96%
1972 98,900.00 -30.28%
1971 141,844.00 -10.53%
1970 158,543.00 -9.53%
1969 175,242.00 -0.85%
1968 176,736.00 -0.26%
1967 177,200.00 -1.26%
1966 179,468.00 1.01%
1965 177,665.00 1.03%
1964 175,861.00 1.04%
1963 174,057.00 -32.99%
1962 259,740.00 2.51%
1961 253,375.00 3.03%
1960 245,935.00 3.03%