Refugees worldwide 2001-2018

The statistic shows the number of refugees worldwide from 2001 to 2018. At the end of 2018, 41.43 million people were internally displaced worldwide. Internally displaced persons are people or groups of individuals who have been forced to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, and who have not crossed an international border.

Number of refugees worldwide from 2001 to 2018, by type

Refugees*Internally displaced persons*Asylum-seekers
201820.3641.433.5
201719.9439.123.09
201616.5336.636.51
201515.4837.492.32
201413.6932.271.8
20131123.931.17
20129.8817.670.94
201115.226.40.9
201015.427.50.8
200915.227.11
200815.2260.8
200716260.7
200614.324.40.7
20051323.70.8
200413.825.30.9
200313.724.61
200214.6251.1
200116251.1
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2001 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Data for each year is at year end.

Data includes people in refugee-like situations or internally displaced persons-like situations.

Data for previous years has been retrieved from previous publications.

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