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

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Italy

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.

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