Sri Lanka 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.
  • Sri Lanka refugee statistics for 2022 was 504.00, a 44.43% decline from 2021.
  • Sri Lanka refugee statistics for 2021 was 907.00, a 10.02% decline from 2020.
  • Sri Lanka refugee statistics for 2020 was 1,008.00, a 3.17% decline from 2019.
  • Sri Lanka refugee statistics for 2019 was 1,041.00, a 30.78% 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
Sao Tome and Principe 0.00
Kosovo 0.00
Bhutan 0.00
Lao PDR 0.00
Vanuatu 0.00
Kiribati 0.00
Solomon Islands 0.00
Vietnam 0.00
Micronesia 0.00
Myanmar 0.00
Cabo Verde 0.00
Timor-Leste 0.00
Sri Lanka Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 504.00 -44.43%
2021 907.00 -10.02%
2020 1,008.00 -3.17%
2019 1,041.00 30.78%
2018 796.00 -2.93%
2017 820.00 36.21%
2016 602.00 -22.92%
2015 781.00 53.74%
2014 508.00 255.24%
2013 143.00 31.19%
2012 109.00 -41.71%
2011 187.00 -16.52%
2010 224.00 -10.76%
2009 251.00 -7.38%
2008 271.00 47.28%
2007 184.00 13.58%
2006 162.00 52.83%
2005 106.00 76.67%
2004 60.00 130.77%
2003 26.00 18.18%
2002 22.00 69.23%
2001 13.00 8.33%
2000 12.00 -33.33%
1999 18.00 -28.00%
1998 25.00 19.05%
1997 21.00 90.91%
1996 11.00 -8.33%
1995 12.00 9.09%
1994 11.00 -42.11%
1993 19.00 -9.52%
1992 21.00 40.00%
1991 15.00 inf%
1990 0.00 nan%
1989 0.00 nan%
1988 0.00 nan%
1987 0.00 nan%
1986 0.00 nan%
1985 0.00 nan%
1984 0.00 nan%
1983 0.00 nan%
1982 0.00 nan%
1981 0.00 nan%
1980 0.00 nan%
1979 0.00 nan%
1978 0.00 nan%
1977 0.00 nan%
1976 0.00 nan%
1975 0.00 nan%
1974 0.00 nan%
1973 0.00 nan%
1972 0.00 nan%
1971 0.00 nan%
1970 0.00 nan%
1969 0.00 nan%
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%