Nigeria: Refugee population

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 Nigeria

Refugee population

 Latest value 91,275
 Year 2022
 Measure refugees
 Data availability 1976 - 2022
 Average 15,500
 Min - Max 50 - 100,000
 Source United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1976 to 2022. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 15500 refugees with a minimum of 50 refugees in 1976 and a maximum of 100000 refugees in 1980. The latest value from 2022 is 91275 refugees. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 158 countries is 221467 refugees. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Recent values chart
Nigeria - Refugee population - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Nigeria - Refugee population - historical chart - 1976-2022




Definition: 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.

Selected articles from our guide:

What factors determine the exchange rates

International lending and sovereign debt

Are trade deficits bad for the economy?

The unholy trinity of international finance

Most commonly used measures of corruption

All articles



 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 218.54 2022 million
 Percent urban population 53.52 2022 percent
 Population density 234 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 2.99 2023 percent
 Percent children 42.76 2023 percent
 Percent female population 49.45 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 45.72 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 85.25 2022 percent
 Refugee population 91,275 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 1 2015 percent
 Population growth 2.38 2022 percent
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here


OK