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People > Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum: Countries Compared

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 Organisation 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Jordan 2.43 million 2009
2 Pakistan 1.74 million 2009
3 Syria 1.53 million 2009
4 European Union 1.41 million 2009
5 Germany 593,799 2009
South Asia average (profile) 538,664.25 2009
6 Lebanon 476,053 2009
7 Kenya 358,928 2009
8 Chad 338,495 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 306,356.47 2009
9 China 300,989 2009
10 United States 275,461 2009
11 United Kingdom 269,363 2009
12 Bangladesh 228,586 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 223,102.57 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 206,493.27 2009
13 Venezuela 201,313 2009
14 France 196,364 2009
15 Sudan 186,292 2009
16 Democratic Republic of the Congo 185,809 2009
17 India 185,323 2009
failed states average (profile) 184,026.86 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 181,992.12 2009
18 Canada 169,434 2009
19 Uganda 127,345 2009
20 Ethiopia 121,886 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 120,803 2009
21 Tanzania 118,731 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 117,788.87 2009
22 Ecuador 116,557 2009
23 Congo, Republic of the 111,411 2009
24 Nepal 108,461 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 108,457.08 2009
25 Thailand 105,297 2009
26 Cameroon 99,957 2009
27 Algeria 94,137 2009
28 Serbia and Montenegro 86,351 2009
29 Sweden 81,356 2009
30 Netherlands 76,008 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 75,384.08 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 70,522.9 2001
31 Malaysia 66,137 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 65,591.67 2009
32 Zambia 56,785 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 56,193.83 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 55,075.68 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 55,050.44 2009
33 Italy 54,965 2009
34 Rwanda 54,016 2009
European Union average (profile) 50,526.54 2009
35 South Africa 47,974 2009
36 Switzerland 46,203 2009
37 Austria 38,906 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 38,878.22 2009
38 Norway 37,826 2009
Europe average (profile) 36,560.26 2009
39 Iraq 35,218 2009
40 Central African Republic 27,047 2009
41 Mauritania 26,795 2009
42 Burundi 24,967 2009
43 Cote d'Ivoire 24,604 2009
44 Australia 22,548 2009
45 Senegal 22,151 2009
46 Denmark 20,355 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 20,166.78 2009
47 Costa Rica 19,116 2009
48 Israel 17,736 2009
49 Panama 16,923 2009
50 Belgium 15,545 2009
51 Guinea 15,325 2009
52 Poland 15,320 2009
53 Ghana 13,658 2009
54 Mali 13,538 2009
55 Djibouti 12,111 2009
56 Turkey 10,350 2009
57 The Gambia 10,118 2009
58 Papua New Guinea 9,703 2009
59 Ireland 9,571 2009
60 Nigeria 9,127 2009
61 Sierra Leone 9,051 2009
62 Libya 9,005 2009
63 Gabon 8,845 2009
64 Togo 8,531 2009
65 Guinea-Bissau 7,898 2009
66 Finland 7,447 2009
67 Ukraine 7,334 2009
68 Benin 7,205 2009
69 Namibia 7,163 2009
70 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7,132 2009
71 Liberia 6,952 2009
72 Hungary 6,044 2009
73 Malta 5,955 2009
74 Malawi 5,443 2009
75 Bulgaria 5,393 2009
76 Russia 4,880 2009
77 Eritrea 4,751 2009
78 Kazakhstan 4,340 2009
79 Brazil 4,232 2009
80 Zimbabwe 3,995 2009
81 Spain 3,970 2009
82 Armenia 3,607 2009
83 Mozambique 3,547 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 3,431.35 2009
84 New Zealand 3,289 2009
=85 Luxembourg 3,230 2009
=85 Argentina 3,230 2009
87 Botswana 3,022 2009
88 Cyprus 2,888 2009
89 Tajikistan 2,679 2009
90 Vietnam 2,357 2009
91 Japan 2,332 2009
92 Czech Republic 2,323 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1,864.73 2009
93 Somalia 1,815 2009
94 Greece 1,695 2009
95 Azerbaijan 1,642 2009
96 Chile 1,539 2009
97 Croatia 1,238 2009
98 Mexico 1,235 2009
99 Peru 1,108 2009
100 Romania 1,069 2009
101 Georgia 870 2009
102 Indonesia 798 2009
103 Lithuania 793 2009
104 Morocco 773 2009
105 Swaziland 759 2009
106 Bolivia 679 2009
107 Belarus 580 2009
108 Saudi Arabia 575 2009
109 Uzbekistan 555 2009
110 Burkina Faso 543 2009
111 Dominican Republic 510 2000
112 Cuba 454 2009
113 Kyrgyzstan 423 2009
114 Slovakia 401 2009
115 Portugal 389 2009
116 Niger 325 2009
117 Slovenia 289 2009
118 United Arab Emirates 279 2009
119 Sri Lanka 251 2009
120 Belize 230 2009
121 Kuwait 221 2009
122 Solomon Islands 210 1998
123 Colombia 196 2009
124 Uruguay 168 2009
125 Moldova 141 2009
126 Bahrain 139 2009
127 Cambodia 135 2009
128 Guatemala 131 2009
129 Nicaragua 120 2009
130 The Bahamas 100 2000
131 Philippines 95 2009
132 Tunisia 92 2009
133 Liechtenstein 91 2009
134 Paraguay 89 2009
135 Albania 70 2009
136 Iceland 62 2009
137 Turkmenistan 60 2009
138 Latvia 43 2009
139 Lesotho 39 2001
=140 Afghanistan 37 2009
=140 Trinidad and Tobago 37 2009
142 Madagascar 34 2001
143 El Salvador 30 2009
144 Qatar 29 2009
=145 Oman 26 2009
=145 Jamaica 26 2009
147 Estonia 24 2009
148 Honduras 19 2009
149 Mauritius 14 2001
=150 Palau 11 2009
=150 Mongolia 11 2009
152 Singapore 7 2009
153 Vanuatu 4 2009
=154 Saint Lucia 3 1997
=154 Haiti 3 2009
=156 Fiji 2 2009
=156 Cape Verde 2 1992
=156 Laos 2 1998
=159 East Timor 1 2009
=159 Suriname 1 2009
=159 Cayman Islands 1 2009
=159 Guyana 1 1997
=159 Comoros 1 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Statistical Yearbook and data files, complemented by statistics on Palestinian refugees under the mandate of the UNRWA as published on its website. Data from UNHCR are available online at: www.unhcr.org/statistics/populationdatabase. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Migration/Refugee-population-by-country-or-territory-of-asylum

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