Between 1980 and 2004, 9.9 million applications for asylum were lodged in
39 countries in Europe, North America, Oceania, and Asia. This data tool allows
you to analyze the numbers and origins of asylum seekers over 24 years.
The data are limited to applications only and
are not the number of persons who were granted asylum or
The source of the data is the UNHCR Population Data Unit. Most of the 39 countries
included in the UNHCR data are those with developed asylum systems where information
is available. For more information about the data, click
How many asylum seekers are there?
To find out the number of asylum applications lodged in all of the 39
countries of destination, in each of the 39 asylum countries, or from
different countries of origin, 1) choose one of the table options listed below
then 2) click "submit."
Where are asylum seekers going?
To find out where asylum seekers are applying for asylum,
1) choose a country of origin, 2) choose a country of
destination, and then 3) click "submit."
Where are asylum seekers coming from?
To find out how many asylum seekers there are in each country
of destination and where they come from, 1) choose a
country of destination, 2) choose a year, and then 3)