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People > Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum > Per capita: 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." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Jordan 395.57 per 1,000 people 2008
2 Lebanon 118.99 per 1,000 people 2008
3 Syria 79.38 per 1,000 people 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 41.6 per 1,000 people 2008
4 Chad 32.69 per 1,000 people 2008
5 Djibouti 18.23 per 1,000 people 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 17.87 per 1,000 people 2008
6 Kuwait 14.72 per 1,000 people 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 12.25 per 1,000 people 2008
7 Malta 10.73 per 1,000 people 2008
8 Pakistan 10.31 per 1,000 people 2008
9 Serbia and Montenegro 9.52 per 1,000 people 2008
10 Kenya 9.3 per 1,000 people 2009
11 The Gambia 8.55 per 1,000 people 2008
12 Saudi Arabia 8.55 per 1,000 people 2008
13 Sweden 8.52 per 1,000 people 2008
14 Mauritania 8.04 per 1,000 people 2008
15 Tanzania 8.01 per 1,000 people 2008
16 Norway 7.77 per 1,000 people 2008
17 Venezuela 7.62 per 1,000 people 2008
18 Ecuador 7.28 per 1,000 people 2008
19 Germany 7.26 per 1,000 people 2009
20 Zambia 7.15 per 1,000 people 2008
21 Luxembourg 6.4 per 1,000 people 2008
22 Congo, Republic of the 6.35 per 1,000 people 2008
23 Switzerland 6.08 per 1,000 people 2008
24 Gabon 6.06 per 1,000 people 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 5.62 per 1,000 people 2001
25 Rwanda 5.41 per 1,000 people 2008
26 Guinea-Bissau 5.25 per 1,000 people 2008
27 Canada 5.23 per 1,000 people 2008
28 Uganda 5.17 per 1,000 people 2008
29 Panama 5.11 per 1,000 people 2008
30 United Kingdom 4.79 per 1,000 people 2008
31 Netherlands 4.66 per 1,000 people 2008
32 Austria 4.58 per 1,000 people 2008
33 Sudan 4.51 per 1,000 people 2008
failed states average (profile) 4.44 per 1,000 people 2008
34 Cameroon 4.39 per 1,000 people 2008
35 Costa Rica 4.32 per 1,000 people 2008
36 Denmark 4.27 per 1,000 people 2008
37 Nepal 4.23 per 1,000 people 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 4.03 per 1,000 people 2008
38 Namibia 3.25 per 1,000 people 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 3.14 per 1,000 people 2008
39 Liberia 3.07 per 1,000 people 2008
40 European Union 2.87 per 1,000 people 2009
41 Algeria 2.79 per 1,000 people 2008
South Asia average (profile) 2.66 per 1,000 people 2008
42 Senegal 2.58 per 1,000 people 2008
43 Liechtenstein 2.58 per 1,000 people 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 2.47 per 1,000 people 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2.44 per 1,000 people 2008
44 Burundi 2.43 per 1,000 people 2008
45 France 2.39 per 1,000 people 2006
46 Israel 2.37 per 1,000 people 2009
47 Ireland 2.34 per 1,000 people 2008
48 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.33 per 1,000 people 2008
European Union average (profile) 2.3 per 1,000 people 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.26 per 1,000 people 2008
49 Guinea 2.19 per 1,000 people 2008
Europe average (profile) 2.01 per 1,000 people 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 2 per 1,000 people 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 1.88 per 1,000 people 2008
50 Cyprus 1.85 per 1,000 people 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 1.78 per 1,000 people 2008
51 Thailand 1.72 per 1,000 people 2008
52 Papua New Guinea 1.69 per 1,000 people 2008
53 Central African Republic 1.67 per 1,000 people 2008
54 Botswana 1.64 per 1,000 people 2008
55 Belgium 1.64 per 1,000 people 2008
56 Togo 1.6 per 1,000 people 2008
57 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.58 per 1,000 people 2008
58 Malaysia 1.45 per 1,000 people 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.41 per 1,000 people 2008
59 Iraq 1.4 per 1,000 people 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.38 per 1,000 people 2008
60 Armenia 1.33 per 1,000 people 2008
61 Finland 1.26 per 1,000 people 2008
62 Sierra Leone 1.24 per 1,000 people 2008
63 Cote d'Ivoire 1.23 per 1,000 people 2008
64 Libya 1.09 per 1,000 people 2008
65 Ethiopia 1.01 per 1,000 people 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 1 per 1,000 people 2008
66 Australia 0.996 per 1,000 people 2008
67 Mali 0.933 per 1,000 people 2009
68 United States 0.92 per 1,000 people 2008
69 South Africa 0.893 per 1,000 people 2008
70 Eritrea 0.884 per 1,000 people 2008
71 Benin 0.813 per 1,000 people 2008
72 Italy 0.809 per 1,000 people 2008
73 Hungary 0.78 per 1,000 people 2008
74 Ghana 0.779 per 1,000 people 2008
75 Bulgaria 0.706 per 1,000 people 2008
76 Belize 0.69 per 1,000 people 2009
77 Swaziland 0.687 per 1,000 people 2008
78 New Zealand 0.651 per 1,000 people 2008
79 Solomon Islands 0.53 per 1,000 people 1998
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.372 per 1,000 people 2008
80 Croatia 0.356 per 1,000 people 2008
=81 The Bahamas 0.332 per 1,000 people 2000
=81 Poland 0.332 per 1,000 people 2008
83 Zimbabwe 0.306 per 1,000 people 2008
84 Malawi 0.3 per 1,000 people 2008
85 Kazakhstan 0.284 per 1,000 people 2008
86 Azerbaijan 0.252 per 1,000 people 2008
87 Tajikistan 0.249 per 1,000 people 2008
88 China 0.226 per 1,000 people 2008
89 Georgia 0.215 per 1,000 people 2008
90 Lithuania 0.211 per 1,000 people 2008
91 Czech Republic 0.206 per 1,000 people 2008
92 Greece 0.202 per 1,000 people 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.198 per 1,000 people 2008
93 Somalia 0.193 per 1,000 people 2008
94 Bangladesh 0.185 per 1,000 people 2008
=95 India 0.161 per 1,000 people 2008
=95 Iceland 0.161 per 1,000 people 2008
97 Ukraine 0.157 per 1,000 people 2008
98 Turkey 0.154 per 1,000 people 2008
99 Mozambique 0.149 per 1,000 people 2008
100 Slovenia 0.133 per 1,000 people 2008
101 Spain 0.115 per 1,000 people 2008
102 Chile 0.098 per 1,000 people 2008
=103 Bolivia 0.072 per 1,000 people 2008
=103 Romania 0.072 per 1,000 people 2008
=105 Argentina 0.07 per 1,000 people 2008
=105 Kyrgyzstan 0.07 per 1,000 people 2008
107 Nigeria 0.069 per 1,000 people 2008
108 Bahrain 0.067 per 1,000 people 2008
109 Belarus 0.063 per 1,000 people 2008
=110 Slovakia 0.058 per 1,000 people 2008
=110 Dominican Republic 0.058 per 1,000 people 2000
112 Cuba 0.046 per 1,000 people 2008
113 United Arab Emirates 0.045 per 1,000 people 2008
114 Uruguay 0.042 per 1,000 people 2008
115 Portugal 0.038 per 1,000 people 2008
116 Peru 0.037 per 1,000 people 2008
117 Burkina Faso 0.036 per 1,000 people 2008
118 Moldova 0.034 per 1,000 people 2008
119 Trinidad and Tobago 0.032 per 1,000 people 2008
120 Uzbekistan 0.03 per 1,000 people 2008
121 Vietnam 0.027 per 1,000 people 2008
=122 Russia 0.025 per 1,000 people 2008
=122 Nicaragua 0.025 per 1,000 people 2008
124 Niger 0.024 per 1,000 people 2008
=125 Morocco 0.022 per 1,000 people 2008
=125 Lesotho 0.022 per 1,000 people 2001
=127 Saint Lucia 0.02 per 1,000 people 1997
=127 Brazil 0.02 per 1,000 people 2008
129 Albania 0.018 per 1,000 people 2008
130 Estonia 0.017 per 1,000 people 2008
=131 Qatar 0.016 per 1,000 people 2008
=131 Japan 0.016 per 1,000 people 2008
=133 Turkmenistan 0.015 per 1,000 people 2008
=133 Jamaica 0.015 per 1,000 people 2000
=135 Vanuatu 0.014 per 1,000 people 2008
=135 Latvia 0.014 per 1,000 people 2008
137 Sri Lanka 0.013 per 1,000 people 2008
=138 Mauritius 0.012 per 1,000 people 2001
=138 Fiji 0.012 per 1,000 people 1996
=138 Cambodia 0.012 per 1,000 people 2008
141 Paraguay 0.011 per 1,000 people 2008
=142 Mexico 0.01 per 1,000 people 2008
=142 Guatemala 0.01 per 1,000 people 2008
144 Tunisia 0.009 per 1,000 people 2008
=145 El Salvador 0.005 per 1,000 people 2008
=145 Cape Verde 0.005 per 1,000 people 1992
=147 Colombia 0.004 per 1,000 people 2008
=147 Mongolia 0.004 per 1,000 people 2008
149 Honduras 0.003 per 1,000 people 2008
=150 Madagascar 0.002 per 1,000 people 2001
=150 Indonesia 0.002 per 1,000 people 2008
=150 Suriname 0.002 per 1,000 people 2008
=150 Oman 0.002 per 1,000 people 2008
=150 Singapore 0.002 per 1,000 people 2008
=150 Comoros 0.002 per 1,000 people 2006
=156 East Timor 0.001 per 1,000 people 2008
=156 Afghanistan 0.001 per 1,000 people 2008
=156 Philippines 0.001 per 1,000 people 2008
=156 Guyana 0.001 per 1,000 people 1997
=160 Laos 0.0 1998
=160 Haiti 0.0 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum > Per capita. 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/Per-capita

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Interesting observations about People > Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum > Per capita

All of the top 2 countries by migration > refugee population by country or territory of asylum > per capita are Muslim.
Jordan has had the highest migration > refugee population by country or territory of asylum > per capita since 1995.
All of the top 2 countries by migration > refugee population by country or territory of asylum > per capita are Middle East and North African.
All of the top 2 countries by migration > refugee population by country or territory of asylum > per capita are Heavily indebted.
4 of the top 5 countries by migration > refugee population by country or territory of asylum > per capita are Former French colonies'.
Haiti has ranked last for migration > refugee population by country or territory of asylum > per capita since 2007.
Lebanon has ranked #2 in migration > refugee population by country or territory of asylum > per capita since 1995.
50 of the top 84 countries by migration > refugee population by country or territory of asylum > per capita are Christian.
10 of the top 18 countries by migration > refugee population by country or territory of asylum > per capita are Hot countries.
Germany ranked first for migration > refugee population by country or territory of asylum > per capita amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.

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