West Bank and Gaza 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.
  • West Bank and Gaza refugee statistics for 2022 was 2,454,258.00, a 2.25% increase from 2021.
  • West Bank and Gaza refugee statistics for 2021 was 2,400,208.00, a 2.21% increase from 2020.
  • West Bank and Gaza refugee statistics for 2020 was 2,348,243.00, a 1.26% increase from 2019.
  • West Bank and Gaza refugee statistics for 2019 was 2,319,073.00, a 2.26% 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
Micronesia 0.00
Myanmar 0.00
Cabo Verde 0.00
Timor-Leste 0.00
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
West Bank and Gaza Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2022 2,454,258.00 2.25%
2021 2,400,208.00 2.21%
2020 2,348,243.00 1.26%
2019 2,319,073.00 2.26%
2018 2,267,747.00 2.39%
2017 2,214,783.00 2.62%
2016 2,158,274.00 2.58%
2015 2,104,001.00 2.58%
2014 2,051,096.00 2.84%
2013 1,994,493.00 2.57%
2012 1,944,544.00 2.61%
2011 1,895,043.00 2.89%
2010 1,841,769.00 -2.30%
2009 1,885,188.00 2.67%
2008 1,836,123.00 2.35%
2007 1,793,901.00 3.14%
2006 1,739,266.00 3.17%
2005 1,685,851.00 3.11%
2004 1,634,952.00 2.96%
2003 1,587,920.00 3.61%
2002 1,532,589.00 3.32%
2001 1,483,394.00 3.81%
2000 1,428,891.00 3.19%
1999 1,384,655.00 2.70%
1998 1,348,288.00 3.05%
1997 1,308,438.00 3.00%
1996 1,270,333.00 3.70%
1995 1,224,996.00 3.92%
1994 1,178,777.00 5.50%
1993 1,117,275.00 5.86%
1992 1,055,436.00 6.88%
1991 987,508.00 6.03%
1990 931,338.00 5.03%
1989 886,736.00 3.51%
1988 856,639.00 3.40%
1987 828,482.00 2.42%
1986 808,938.00 2.01%
1985 792,997.00 2.22%
1984 775,798.00 5.01%
1983 738,797.00 2.19%
1982 722,965.00 2.16%
1981 707,689.00 1.47%
1980 697,453.00 1.70%
1979 685,793.00 1.95%
1978 672,664.00 2.51%
1977 656,181.00 2.30%
1976 641,403.00 1.56%
1975 631,554.00 2.43%
1974 616,545.00 1.49%
1973 607,485.00 -0.12%
1972 608,237.00 1.94%
1971 596,684.00 1.96%
1970 585,231.00 0.90%
1969 580,025.00 0.54%
1968 576,889.00 95.53%
1967 295,040.00 -5.39%
1966 311,846.00 3.30%
1965 301,879.00 3.02%
1964 293,024.00 3.26%
1963 283,782.00 3.93%
1962 273,038.00 2.87%
1961 265,430.00 2.81%
1960 258,165.00 2.81%