Ghana 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.
  • Ghana refugee statistics for 2022 was 8,531.00, a 28.27% decline from 2021.
  • Ghana refugee statistics for 2021 was 11,894.00, a 4.13% decline from 2020.
  • Ghana refugee statistics for 2020 was 12,406.00, a 3.85% increase from 2019.
  • Ghana refugee statistics for 2019 was 11,946.00, a 0.42% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
West Bank and Gaza 2,454,258.00
Pakistan 1,743,785.00
Sudan 1,097,128.00
Bangladesh 952,384.00
Kenya 504,473.00
Cameroon 473,887.00
Egypt 294,632.00
India 242,835.00
Moldova 105,374.00
Mauritania 100,981.00
Nigeria 91,275.00
Zambia 61,159.00
Republic of Congo 41,557.00
Georgia 27,839.00
Angola 25,514.00
Djibouti 20,383.00
Uzbekistan 13,026.00
Papua New Guinea 10,524.00
Indonesia 9,785.00
Ghana 8,531.00
Morocco 7,907.00
Tunisia 3,299.00
Ukraine 2,520.00
Eswatini 1,173.00
Bolivia 1,116.00
Philippines 856.00
Sri Lanka 504.00
Nicaragua 312.00
Kyrgyz Republic 274.00
Lesotho 251.00
Honduras 165.00
El Salvador 104.00
Cambodia 24.00
Mongolia 10.00
Timor-Leste 0.00
Cabo Verde 0.00
Sao Tome and Principe 0.00
Kosovo 0.00
Vanuatu 0.00
Bhutan 0.00
Lao PDR 0.00
Vietnam 0.00
Kiribati 0.00
Solomon Islands 0.00
Micronesia 0.00
Myanmar 0.00
Ghana Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 8,531.00 -28.27%
2021 11,894.00 -4.13%
2020 12,406.00 3.85%
2019 11,946.00 0.42%
2018 11,896.00 -2.11%
2017 12,153.00 2.42%
2016 11,866.00 -31.82%
2015 17,404.00 -5.66%
2014 18,448.00 -1.25%
2013 18,681.00 16.67%
2012 16,012.00 17.84%
2011 13,588.00 -1.74%
2010 13,828.00 1.27%
2009 13,655.00 -24.98%
2008 18,201.00 -47.93%
2007 34,955.00 -22.22%
2006 44,938.00 -16.06%
2005 53,534.00 27.31%
2004 42,049.00 -4.32%
2003 43,948.00 31.16%
2002 33,506.00 184.26%
2001 11,787.00 -7.29%
2000 12,714.00 -4.09%
1999 13,256.00 -8.94%
1998 14,558.00 -36.30%
1997 22,853.00 -35.83%
1996 35,613.00 -57.20%
1995 83,201.00 -26.80%
1994 113,665.00 -24.27%
1993 150,095.00 1139.02%
1992 12,114.00 49.04%
1991 8,128.00 0.06%
1990 8,123.00 10053.75%
1989 80.00 -42.86%
1988 140.00 -6.67%
1987 150.00 -6.25%
1986 160.00 33.33%
1985 120.00 33.33%
1984 90.00 0.00%
1983 90.00 -10.00%
1982 100.00 inf%
1981 0.00 nan%
1980 0.00 -100.00%
1979 300.00 328.57%
1978 70.00 -58.82%
1977 170.00 -5.56%
1976 180.00 38.46%
1975 130.00 inf%
1974 0.00 nan%
1973 0.00 nan%
1972 0.00 -100.00%
1971 70.00 inf%
1970 0.00 -100.00%
1969 20,000.00 inf%
1968 0.00 nan%
1967 0.00 nan%
1966 0.00 nan%
1965 0.00 nan%
1964 0.00 nan%
1963 0.00 nan%
1962 0.00 nan%
1961 0.00 nan%
1960 0.00 nan%