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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 JordanJordan 395.57 per 1,000 people 2008
2 LebanonLebanon 118.99 per 1,000 people 2008
3 SyriaSyria 79.38 per 1,000 people 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 41.6 per 1,000 people 2008
4 ChadChad 32.69 per 1,000 people 2008
5 DjiboutiDjibouti 18.23 per 1,000 people 2008
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 17.87 per 1,000 people 2008
6 KuwaitKuwait 14.72 per 1,000 people 2008
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 12.25 per 1,000 people 2008
7 MaltaMalta 10.73 per 1,000 people 2008
8 PakistanPakistan 10.31 per 1,000 people 2008
9 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 9.52 per 1,000 people 2008
10 KenyaKenya 9.3 per 1,000 people 2009
11 The GambiaThe Gambia 8.55 per 1,000 people 2008
12 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 8.55 per 1,000 people 2008
13 SwedenSweden 8.52 per 1,000 people 2008
14 MauritaniaMauritania 8.04 per 1,000 people 2008
15 TanzaniaTanzania 8.01 per 1,000 people 2008
16 NorwayNorway 7.77 per 1,000 people 2008
17 VenezuelaVenezuela 7.62 per 1,000 people 2008
18 EcuadorEcuador 7.28 per 1,000 people 2008
19 GermanyGermany 7.26 per 1,000 people 2009
20 ZambiaZambia 7.15 per 1,000 people 2008
21 LuxembourgLuxembourg 6.4 per 1,000 people 2008
22 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 6.35 per 1,000 people 2008
23 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 6.08 per 1,000 people 2008
24 GabonGabon 6.06 per 1,000 people 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 5.62 per 1,000 people 2001
25 RwandaRwanda 5.41 per 1,000 people 2008
26 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 5.25 per 1,000 people 2008
27 CanadaCanada 5.23 per 1,000 people 2008
28 UgandaUganda 5.17 per 1,000 people 2008
29 PanamaPanama 5.11 per 1,000 people 2008
30 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 4.79 per 1,000 people 2008
31 NetherlandsNetherlands 4.66 per 1,000 people 2008
32 AustriaAustria 4.58 per 1,000 people 2008
33 SudanSudan 4.51 per 1,000 people 2008
Failed states averageFailed states average 4.44 per 1,000 people 2008
34 CameroonCameroon 4.39 per 1,000 people 2008
35 Costa RicaCosta Rica 4.32 per 1,000 people 2008
36 DenmarkDenmark 4.27 per 1,000 people 2008
37 NepalNepal 4.23 per 1,000 people 2008
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 4.03 per 1,000 people 2008
38 NamibiaNamibia 3.25 per 1,000 people 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 3.14 per 1,000 people 2008
39 LiberiaLiberia 3.07 per 1,000 people 2008
40 European UnionEuropean Union 2.87 per 1,000 people 2009
41 AlgeriaAlgeria 2.79 per 1,000 people 2008
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 2.66 per 1,000 people 2008
42 SenegalSenegal 2.58 per 1,000 people 2008
43 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 2.58 per 1,000 people 2008
Eurozone averageEurozone average 2.47 per 1,000 people 2008
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 2.44 per 1,000 people 2008
44 BurundiBurundi 2.43 per 1,000 people 2008
45 FranceFrance 2.39 per 1,000 people 2006
46 IsraelIsrael 2.37 per 1,000 people 2009
47 IrelandIreland 2.34 per 1,000 people 2008
48 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 2.33 per 1,000 people 2008
European Union averageEuropean Union average 2.3 per 1,000 people 2008
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 2.26 per 1,000 people 2008
49 GuineaGuinea 2.19 per 1,000 people 2008
Europe averageEurope average 2.01 per 1,000 people 2008
Cold countries averageCold countries average 2 per 1,000 people 2008
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 1.88 per 1,000 people 2008
50 CyprusCyprus 1.85 per 1,000 people 2008
NATO countries averageNATO average 1.78 per 1,000 people 2008
51 ThailandThailand 1.72 per 1,000 people 2008
52 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 1.69 per 1,000 people 2008
53 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 1.67 per 1,000 people 2008
54 BotswanaBotswana 1.64 per 1,000 people 2008
55 BelgiumBelgium 1.64 per 1,000 people 2008
56 TogoTogo 1.6 per 1,000 people 2008
57 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 1.58 per 1,000 people 2008
58 MalaysiaMalaysia 1.45 per 1,000 people 2008
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 1.41 per 1,000 people 2008
59 IraqIraq 1.4 per 1,000 people 2008
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 1.38 per 1,000 people 2008
60 ArmeniaArmenia 1.33 per 1,000 people 2008
61 FinlandFinland 1.26 per 1,000 people 2008
62 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 1.24 per 1,000 people 2008
63 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 1.23 per 1,000 people 2008
64 LibyaLibya 1.09 per 1,000 people 2008
65 EthiopiaEthiopia 1.01 per 1,000 people 2008
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 1 per 1,000 people 2008
66 AustraliaAustralia 0.996 per 1,000 people 2008
67 MaliMali 0.933 per 1,000 people 2009
68 United StatesUnited States 0.92 per 1,000 people 2008
69 South AfricaSouth Africa 0.893 per 1,000 people 2008
70 EritreaEritrea 0.884 per 1,000 people 2008
71 BeninBenin 0.813 per 1,000 people 2008
72 ItalyItaly 0.809 per 1,000 people 2008
73 HungaryHungary 0.78 per 1,000 people 2008
74 GhanaGhana 0.779 per 1,000 people 2008
75 BulgariaBulgaria 0.706 per 1,000 people 2008
76 BelizeBelize 0.69 per 1,000 people 2009
77 SwazilandSwaziland 0.687 per 1,000 people 2008
78 New ZealandNew Zealand 0.651 per 1,000 people 2008
79 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 0.53 per 1,000 people 1998
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average 0.372 per 1,000 people 2008
80 CroatiaCroatia 0.356 per 1,000 people 2008
81 The BahamasThe Bahamas 0.332 per 1,000 people 2000
82 PolandPoland 0.332 per 1,000 people 2008
83 ZimbabweZimbabwe 0.306 per 1,000 people 2008
84 MalawiMalawi 0.3 per 1,000 people 2008
85 KazakhstanKazakhstan 0.284 per 1,000 people 2008
86 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 0.252 per 1,000 people 2008
87 TajikistanTajikistan 0.249 per 1,000 people 2008
88 ChinaChina 0.226 per 1,000 people 2008
89 GeorgiaGeorgia 0.215 per 1,000 people 2008
90 LithuaniaLithuania 0.211 per 1,000 people 2008
91 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 0.206 per 1,000 people 2008
92 GreeceGreece 0.202 per 1,000 people 2008
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 0.198 per 1,000 people 2008
93 SomaliaSomalia 0.193 per 1,000 people 2008
94 BangladeshBangladesh 0.185 per 1,000 people 2008
95 IndiaIndia 0.161 per 1,000 people 2008
96 IcelandIceland 0.161 per 1,000 people 2008
97 UkraineUkraine 0.157 per 1,000 people 2008
98 TurkeyTurkey 0.154 per 1,000 people 2008
99 MozambiqueMozambique 0.149 per 1,000 people 2008
100 SloveniaSlovenia 0.133 per 1,000 people 2008
101 SpainSpain 0.115 per 1,000 people 2008
102 ChileChile 0.098 per 1,000 people 2008
103 BoliviaBolivia 0.072 per 1,000 people 2008
104 RomaniaRomania 0.072 per 1,000 people 2008
105 ArgentinaArgentina 0.07 per 1,000 people 2008
106 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 0.07 per 1,000 people 2008
107 NigeriaNigeria 0.069 per 1,000 people 2008
108 BahrainBahrain 0.067 per 1,000 people 2008
109 BelarusBelarus 0.063 per 1,000 people 2008
110 SlovakiaSlovakia 0.058 per 1,000 people 2008
111 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 0.058 per 1,000 people 2000
112 CubaCuba 0.046 per 1,000 people 2008
113 United Arab EmiratesUAE 0.045 per 1,000 people 2008
114 UruguayUruguay 0.042 per 1,000 people 2008
115 PortugalPortugal 0.038 per 1,000 people 2008
116 PeruPeru 0.037 per 1,000 people 2008
117 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 0.036 per 1,000 people 2008
118 MoldovaMoldova 0.034 per 1,000 people 2008
119 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 0.032 per 1,000 people 2008
120 UzbekistanUzbekistan 0.03 per 1,000 people 2008
121 VietnamVietnam 0.027 per 1,000 people 2008
122 RussiaRussia 0.025 per 1,000 people 2008
123 NicaraguaNicaragua 0.025 per 1,000 people 2008
124 NigerNiger 0.024 per 1,000 people 2008
125 MoroccoMorocco 0.022 per 1,000 people 2008
126 LesothoLesotho 0.022 per 1,000 people 2001
127 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 0.02 per 1,000 people 1997
128 BrazilBrazil 0.02 per 1,000 people 2008
129 AlbaniaAlbania 0.018 per 1,000 people 2008
130 EstoniaEstonia 0.017 per 1,000 people 2008
131 QatarQatar 0.016 per 1,000 people 2008
132 JapanJapan 0.016 per 1,000 people 2008
133 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 0.015 per 1,000 people 2008
134 JamaicaJamaica 0.015 per 1,000 people 2000
135 VanuatuVanuatu 0.014 per 1,000 people 2008
136 LatviaLatvia 0.014 per 1,000 people 2008
137 Sri LankaSri Lanka 0.013 per 1,000 people 2008
138 MauritiusMauritius 0.012 per 1,000 people 2001
139 FijiFiji 0.012 per 1,000 people 1996
140 CambodiaCambodia 0.012 per 1,000 people 2008
141 ParaguayParaguay 0.011 per 1,000 people 2008
142 MexicoMexico 0.01 per 1,000 people 2008
143 GuatemalaGuatemala 0.01 per 1,000 people 2008
144 TunisiaTunisia 0.009 per 1,000 people 2008
145 El SalvadorEl Salvador 0.005 per 1,000 people 2008
146 Cape VerdeCape Verde 0.005 per 1,000 people 1992
147 ColombiaColombia 0.004 per 1,000 people 2008
148 MongoliaMongolia 0.004 per 1,000 people 2008
149 HondurasHonduras 0.003 per 1,000 people 2008
150 MadagascarMadagascar 0.002 per 1,000 people 2001
151 IndonesiaIndonesia 0.002 per 1,000 people 2008
152 SurinameSuriname 0.002 per 1,000 people 2008
153 OmanOman 0.002 per 1,000 people 2008
154 SingaporeSingapore 0.002 per 1,000 people 2008
155 ComorosComoros 0.002 per 1,000 people 2006
156 East TimorEast Timor 0.001 per 1,000 people 2008
157 AfghanistanAfghanistan 0.001 per 1,000 people 2008
158 PhilippinesPhilippines 0.001 per 1,000 people 2008
159 GuyanaGuyana 0.001 per 1,000 people 1997
160 LaosLaos 0.0 1998
161 HaitiHaiti 0.0 2008

Citation

"All countries compared for People > Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum (per capita)", 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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