U.S.: Number of Refugee Intakes from Ukraine, by year
MonthNumber of refugees
Feb 2024100
Jan 2024181
Dec 2023167
Nov 2023168
Oct 2023109
Sep 202334
Aug 2023145
Jul 2023138
Jun 2023129
May 202399
Apr 2023126
Mar 202379
Feb 202374
Jan 2023145
Dec 202269
Nov 2022227
Oct 202272
Sep 2022370
Aug 2022114
Jul 202298
Jun 2022142
May 202277
Apr 2022105
Mar 202212
Feb 2022427
Jan 202287
Dec 202123
Nov 202173
Oct 202182
  • Region: United States
  • Time period: Oct 2021 to Feb 2024
  • Published: Mar 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 28, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Refugee Intake Peaks in February 2022

February 2022 marked a significant spike in the U.S. intake of Ukrainian refugees, with a total of 427 refugees, the highest monthly number observed within the dataset. This figure starkly contrasts with the trend observed in subsequent months, where intake numbers never reached this peak again.

September 2022 Sees Second-Highest Monthly Intake

September 2022 experienced the second-highest refugee intake, with 370 refugees. The substantial difference between this and the peak in February 2022 underscores fluctuating refugee admission rates.

Notable Decrease in Refugee Intake in September 2023

In September 2023, the U.S. saw a dramatic decrease in the number of Ukrainian refugees, admitting only 34, which represents the lowest monthly intake in the provided timeframe. This figure signifies a notable decline in refugee admissions.

Consistent Increase in Monthly Refugee Intake Towards Early 2024

From September 2023 to January 2024, monthly refugee intake numbers consistently increased, culminating in 181 refugees admitted in January 2024. This trend indicates a renewed rise in admissions following the September 2023 low.

Variability in Refugee Intake Numbers

The data exhibits significant variability in monthly refugee intake numbers, ranging from as low as 12 refugees in March 2022 to as high as 427 refugees in February 2022. Such fluctuations highlight the dynamic nature of refugee admissions.

Yearly Trends in Refugee Intake

Analyzing the data on an annual basis reveals a trend of increasing refugee intake from the beginning of 2022, with fluctuations throughout. The initial months of each year, particularly January and February, often show significant changes in refugee numbers, as seen with 427 refugees in February 2022 and 181 refugees in January 2024.

Minimal Intake in the Initial Months Following the Conflict's Outbreak

In the initial months following the outbreak of conflict, the U.S. admitted a relatively low number of Ukrainian refugees, with only 12 refugees in March 2022. This intake gradually increased, reflecting the evolving response to the crisis.

Stabilization of Refugee Intake in Late 2023 to Early 2024

Late 2023 to early 2024 saw a stabilization in the number of Ukrainian refugees being admitted to the U.S., with monthly figures ranging from 100 to 181 refugees. This period indicates a more consistent approach to refugee intake compared to the highly variable numbers seen in previous months.

Frequently Asked Questions

What was the peak month for the U.S. intake of Ukrainian refugees within the dataset?

The peak month was February 2022, with a total of 427 refugees.

Terms and Definitions

A refugee refers to a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. They typically seek refuge in a country other than their home, where they will not be persecuted for reasons related to race, religion, nationality, or political opinion.

In the refugee context, intake refers to the number or amount of refugees that a particular country has admitted during a specific time period. It's a quantification of the individuals who have migrated from their native country to a different country under refugee status.

Persecution refers to the act of subjecting someone to hostility and ill-treatment, often because of their race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs. It is a common reason why individuals become refugees.

Migration refers to the process of moving from one region or country to another. In the context of this article, migration will refer to the movement of people from Ukraine to the U.S., largely due to the reasons leading them to acquire refuge status.
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