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Government > Transnational Issues > Refugees and internally displaced persons > Stateless persons 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. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Latvia 128.88 2013
2 Estonia 70.36 2012
3 Brunei 50.96 2012
4 Cote d'Ivoire 35.28 2012
5 Kuwait 34.5 2013
6 Nepal 26.29 2013
7 Burma 15.31 2012
8 Syria 9.87 2012
9 Thailand 7.58 2012
10 Montenegro 5.45 2012
11 Iraq 3.68 2012
12 Kyrgyzstan 2.77 2012
13 Saudi Arabia 2.6 2013
14 Albania 2.35 2012
15 Turkmenistan 1.73 2012
16 Lithuania 1.38 2012
17 Malaysia 1.37 2012
18 Russia 1.24 2012
19 Serbia 1.18 2012
20 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.17 2012
21 Sweden 1.01 2012
22 Ukraine 0.768 2012
23 Belarus 0.736 2012
24 Croatia 0.676 2012
25 Denmark 0.648 2012
26 Qatar 0.585 2012
27 Moldova 0.561 2012
28 Kenya 0.463 2012
29 Norway 0.461 2012
30 Republic of Macedonia 0.43 2012
31 Kazakhstan 0.413 2012
32 Azerbaijan 0.386 2012
33 Finland 0.373 2012
34 Iceland 0.372 2012
35 Belgium 0.35 2012
36 Luxembourg 0.333 2012
37 Tajikistan 0.287 2012
38 Poland 0.281 2012
39 Slovakia 0.277 2013
40 Georgia 0.256 2012
41 Czech Republic 0.143 2012
42 Liechtenstein 0.136 2012
43 Burundi 0.132 2012
44 Vietnam 0.13 2012
45 Netherlands 0.12 2012
46 Mongolia 0.0787 2012
47 Germany 0.0694 2012
48 Austria 0.064 2012
49 Philippines 0.0622 2012
50 Portugal 0.0525 2012
51 France 0.0184 2012
52 Ireland 0.0159 2012
53 Greece 0.0137 2012
54 Armenia 0.0118 2012
55 Romania 0.0116 2012
56 Hungary 0.0112 2012
57 Turkey 0.0105 2012
58 Switzerland 0.00863 2012
59 Japan 0.00862 2012
60 Italy 0.00772 2012
61 South Korea 0.00358 2012
62 United Kingdom 0.00324 2012
63 Israel 0.00177 2012
64 Spain 0.000779 2012
65 Egypt 0.000743 2012
66 Colombia 0.000252 2012
67 Mexico 5.79e-05 2012

Citation

"All countries compared for Government > Transnational Issues > Refugees and internally displaced persons > Stateless persons 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/Stateless-persons-per-thousand-people

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