Mexico 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.
  • Mexico refugee statistics for 2022 was 95,579.00, a 30.13% increase from 2021.
  • Mexico refugee statistics for 2021 was 73,448.00, a 61.66% increase from 2020.
  • Mexico refugee statistics for 2020 was 45,434.00, a 59.32% increase from 2019.
  • Mexico refugee statistics for 2019 was 28,517.00, a 72.52% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Turkey 3,568,259.00
Iran 3,425,091.00
Jordan 3,062,851.00
Lebanon 1,306,143.00
Russia 1,277,672.00
Iraq 273,716.00
Bulgaria 176,297.00
Malaysia 134,554.00
Romania 105,621.00
Algeria 99,107.00
Mexico 95,579.00
Thailand 94,472.00
Brazil 67,522.00
South Africa 66,596.00
Ecuador 60,125.00
Armenia 34,634.00
Montenegro 32,438.00
Venezuela 29,341.00
Serbia 26,521.00
Belarus 19,715.00
Costa Rica 14,088.00
Peru 6,543.00
Azerbaijan 6,414.00
Paraguay 5,420.00
Namibia 4,685.00
Albania 2,676.00
Libya 2,208.00
Colombia 1,607.00
Botswana 733.00
Guatemala 701.00
North Macedonia 635.00
Dominican Republic 546.00
China 320.00
Kazakhstan 308.00
Bosnia 274.00
Gabon 205.00
Cuba 174.00
Belize 145.00
Nauru 45.00
Jamaica 31.00
Suriname 25.00
Turkmenistan 14.00
Guyana 12.00
Fiji 5.00
Dominica 0.00
Samoa 0.00
Grenada 0.00
Mauritius 0.00
Equatorial Guinea 0.00
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.00
Tuvalu 0.00
American Samoa 0.00
Marshall Islands 0.00
Tonga 0.00
Maldives 0.00
St. Lucia 0.00
Mexico Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 95,579.00 30.13%
2021 73,448.00 61.66%
2020 45,434.00 59.32%
2019 28,517.00 72.52%
2018 16,530.00 83.81%
2017 8,993.00 45.56%
2016 6,178.00 112.74%
2015 2,904.00 59.56%
2014 1,820.00 0.33%
2013 1,814.00 20.85%
2012 1,501.00 -8.86%
2011 1,647.00 20.75%
2010 1,364.00 12.26%
2009 1,215.00 17.05%
2008 1,038.00 -35.25%
2007 1,603.00 -51.56%
2006 3,309.00 3.02%
2005 3,212.00 -25.92%
2004 4,336.00 -28.54%
2003 6,068.00 -53.15%
2002 12,953.00 -16.17%
2001 15,452.00 -16.26%
2000 18,452.00 -24.70%
1999 24,506.00 -13.23%
1998 28,242.00 -11.44%
1997 31,892.00 -7.74%
1996 34,569.00 -10.71%
1995 38,717.00 -18.24%
1994 47,357.00 -9.75%
1993 52,472.00 -85.46%
1992 360,991.00 0.23%
1991 360,170.00 1.06%
1990 356,400.00 -0.03%
1989 356,507.00 0.03%
1988 356,400.00 101.25%
1987 177,090.00 1.14%
1986 175,100.00 0.06%
1985 175,000.00 0.00%
1984 175,000.00 2.94%
1983 170,000.00 1.34%
1982 167,750.00 11.83%
1981 150,000.00 240.91%
1980 44,000.00 662.56%
1979 5,770.00 15.40%
1978 5,000.00 25.00%
1977 4,000.00 inf%
1976 0.00 nan%
1975 0.00 -100.00%
1974 3,500.00 -12.50%
1973 4,000.00 33.33%
1972 3,000.00 0.00%
1971 3,000.00 0.00%
1970 3,000.00 inf%
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%