Number of refugees in Italy 1992-2018

In 2018, Italy hosted 189.2 thousand refugees. Since 1998, the number of refugees in Italy experienced a constant increase.
In the early 90s, refugees from the Balkans and from North Africa represented the largest immigrants' groups to Italy. After the fall of Communism in Albania in 1990, the Albanian migration flows to Italy grew significantly. Indeed, nowadays the Albanian residents in Italy represents the second largest foreign population in the country. Similarly, Moroccans are among the largest foreign communities of Italy.
Nowadays, Middle-East and Africa are among the places of origin of most people receiving refugee status in Italy.

Number of refugees in Italy from 1992 to 2018

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "In UNHCR statistics, refugees include individuals recognized under the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees; its 1967 Protocol; the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa; those recognized in accordance with the UNHCR Statute; individuals granted complementary forms of protection; or, those enjoying "temporary protection".
Since 2007 the refugee population category also includes people in a refugee-like situation, most of who were previously included in the Others of concern group."
More information about the methodology can be found here.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Refugees in Italy"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.