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Government > Transnational Issues > Refugees and internally displaced persons > IDPs per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from Government > Transnational Issues > Refugees and internally displaced persons, which includes those persons residing in a country as refugees or internally displaced persons (IDPs). Each country's refugee entry includes only countries of origin that are the source of refugee populations of 5,000 or more. The definition of a refugee according to a United Nations Convention is "a person who is outside his/her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion; and is unable or unwilling to avail himself/herself of the protection of that country, or to return there, for fear of persecution." The UN established the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1950 to handle refugee matters worldwide. The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has a different operational definition for a Palestinian refugee: "a person whose normal place of residence was Palestine during the period 1 June 1946 to 15 May 1948 and who lost both home and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 conflict." However, UNHCR also assists some 400,000 Palestinian refugees not covered under the UNRWA definition. The term "internally displaced person" is not specifically covered in the UN Convention; it is used to describe people who have fled their homes for reasons similar to refugees, but who remain within their own national territory and are subject to the laws of that state.
Additional details:
  • Algeria: undetermined (civil war during 1990s) (2012)
  • Bangladesh: undetermined (land conflicts, religious persecution) (2012)
  • Burma: more than 454,200 (government offensives against armed ethnic minority groups near its borders with China and Thailand) (2012)
  • Guatemala: undetermined (the UN does not estimate there are any IDPs, although some NGOs estimate over 200,000 IDPs as a result of over three decades of internal conflict that ended in 1996) (2007)
  • Guatemala: undetermined (more than three decades of internal conflict that ended in 1996 displaced mainly the indigenous Maya population and rural peasants; ongoing drug cartel and gang violence) (2011)
  • India: at least 600,000 (about half are Kashmiri Pandits from Jammu and Kashmir) (2007)
  • India: at least 540,000 (about 250,000 are Kashmiri Pandits from Jammu and Kashmir) (2012)
  • Kenya: at least 300,000 (2007-08 post-election ...
    Full definition. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Syria 289.44 2013
2 Cyprus 184.23 2012
3 Somalia 107.89 2012
4 Central African Republic 103.16 2013
5 Gaza Strip 96.55 2011
6 East Timor 95.6 2007
7 Azerbaijan 62.56 2013
8 Georgia 59.49 2012
9 Zimbabwe 44.72 2007
10 Democratic Republic of the Congo 40.62 2012
11 Haiti 35.17 2012
12 Iraq 34.53 2013
13 Serbia 31.44 2011
14 Kyrgyzstan 30.81 2012
15 Bosnia and Herzegovina 29.43 2011
16 Jordan 28.26 2007
17 Montenegro 26.21 2007
18 Mali 22.13 2013
19 South Sudan 21.91 2013
20 Israel 20.89 2007
21 Afghanistan 19.67 2013
22 Yemen 12.08 2013
23 Libya 12.02 2012
24 Solomon Islands 10.97 2007
25 Burma 9.9 2007
26 Kosovo 9.88 2012
27 Burundi 8 2012
28 Chad 7.23 2012
29 Kenya 6.62 2007
30 Sri Lanka 5.82 2012
31 Peru 5.07 2011
32 Lebanon 4.11 2007
33 Pakistan 3.92 2013
34 Liberia 3.69 2007
35 Angola 3.48 2007
36 Philippines 3.38 2007
37 Maldives 3.24 2007
38 Armenia 2.83 2009
39 Ethiopia 2.42 2008
40 Cote d'Ivoire 2.06 2011
41 Guinea 1.89 2007
42 Nepal 1.82 2012
43 Eritrea 1.8 2009
44 Mexico 1.34 2011
45 Uganda 0.854 2011
46 Indonesia 0.738 2011
47 Senegal 0.729 2012
48 Croatia 0.451 2007
49 Bangladesh 0.444 2007
50 Togo 0.257 2007
51 Uzbekistan 0.127 2007
52 China 0.0673 2010
53 Russia 0.0595 2011
54 Colombia 8.28e-05 2011
55 Turkey 1.44e-05 2007

Citation

"All countries compared for Government > Transnational Issues > Refugees and internally displaced persons > IDPs per thousand people", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Transnational-Issues/Refugees-and-internally-displaced-persons/IDPs-per-thousand-people

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