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Table 14. Refugee Arrivals by Region and Country of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018

The 2018 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including apprehensions and arrests, removals, and returns.

Table 14. Refugee Arrivals by Region of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018
Region of Nationality 2016 2017 2018
   Total 84,988 53,691 22,405
Africa 31,647 20,248 10,468
Asia 48,287 26,648 7,522
Europe 3,664 5,026 3,460
North America 811 1,455 827
Oceania - - -
South America 529 233 128
Unknown 50 81 -

 

Table 14. Refugee Arrivals by Country of Nationality: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018
Country of Nationality 2016 2017 2018
   Total 84,988 53,691 22,405
Afghanistan 2,737 1,311 805
Armenia 55 57 58
Azerbaijan 32 20 D
Belarus 185 73 181
Bhutan 5,817 3,550 2,228
Burma 12,347 5,078 3,555
Burundi 694 291 201
Cambodia 18 3 -
Cameroon 14 21 15
Central African Republic 401 275 148
Chad D 7 D
China, People's Republic 57 24 6
Colombia 529 233 128
Congo, Democratic Republic 16,370 9,377 7,878
Congo, Republic 16 5 5
Cote d'Ivoire 79 51 14
Cuba 354 177 -
Egypt 21 9 D
El Salvador 364 1,124 725
Eritrea 1,949 1,917 1,269
Ethiopia 1,131 766 376
Gambia - 5 -
Georgia 16 - D
Guatemala 8 50 42
Guinea 5 5 10
Haiti - - -
Honduras 84 104 59
Iran 3,750 2,577 41
Iraq 9,880 6,886 140
Jordan 6 5 D
Kazakhstan 91 39 47
Kenya 6 6 3
Korea, North 14 12 5
Kuwait D 6 D
Kyrgyzstan 40 25 12
Laos 7 - -
Liberia 16 8 6
Mauritania - - -
Moldova 465 301 207
Nepal 33 39 12
Pakistan 545 346 441
Russia 462 377 437
Rwanda 140 104 110
Senegal 16 22 14
Sierra Leone 3 5 -
Somalia 9,020 6,130 257
South Sudan 189 176 13
Sri Lanka 91 12 56
Sudan 1,458 980 76
Syria 12,587 6,557 62
Tajikistan 17 - -
Tibet D D -
Togo 19 D -
Uganda 65 58 42
Ukraine 2,543 4,264 2,635
Uzbekistan 41 35 27
Vietnam 52 21 10
Yemen 26 21 D
Zimbabwe 11 D 13
All other countries 1 57 60 27
Unknown 2 50 81 -


D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Includes countries with fewer than 10 refugee arrivals per year.
2 Includes admissions from Palestinian Territory.
Note: Excludes Amerasian immigrants.
Source: U.S. Department of State.