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People > Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin: 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 origin generally refers to the nationality or country of citizenship of a claimant.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Iraq 1.79 million 2009
2 Somalia 678,309 2009
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo 455,852 2009
4 Burma 406,669 2009
5 Colombia 389,753 2009
6 Sudan 368,195 2009
7 Vietnam 339,289 2009
failed states average (profile) 279,586.46 2009
8 Eritrea 209,168 2009
9 China 200,638 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 196,050.3 2009
10 Serbia and Montenegro 195,626 2009
11 Central African Republic 159,554 2009
12 Turkey 146,387 2009
13 Sri Lanka 145,721 2009
14 Angola 141,021 2009
15 Rwanda 129,109 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 122,663.6 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 117,454.55 2009
16 Russia 109,455 2009
17 Burundi 94,239 2009
18 Bhutan 89,070 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 78,639.29 2009
19 Croatia 76,478 2009
20 Liberia 71,599 2009
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina 70,018 2009
22 Ethiopia 62,889 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 58,729.92 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 56,302.57 2009
23 Chad 55,014 2009
Hot countries average (profile) 54,621.94 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 39,203.36 2009
24 Mauritania 39,143 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 38,660.9 2009
South Asia average (profile) 38,537 2009
25 Pakistan 35,132 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 31,171.64 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 26,610.25 2009
Christian countries average (profile) 25,701.49 2007
26 Ukraine 24,522 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 24,519.54 2009
27 Haiti 24,116 2009
28 Cote d'Ivoire 23,153 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 22,890.53 2009
29 Zimbabwe 22,449 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 21,748.94 2009
30 Congo, Republic of the 20,544 2009
31 India 19,514 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 19,381.67 2009
32 Togo 18,378 2009
33 Indonesia 18,213 2009
34 Armenia 18,000 2009
35 Syria 17,914 2009
36 Cambodia 17,025 2009
37 Azerbaijan 16,939 2009
38 Senegal 16,305 2009
39 Lebanon 16,260 2009
40 Albania 15,711 2009
41 Nigeria 15,609 2009
42 Sierra Leone 15,417 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 15,161.22 2009
43 Georgia 15,020 2009
44 Ghana 14,893 2009
45 Cameroon 14,766 2009
46 European Union 14,453 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 14,444.84 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 14,083.73 2009
Europe average (profile) 12,057.37 2009
47 Guinea 10,920 2009
48 Bangladesh 10,432 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 9,733.54 2009
49 Kenya 9,620 2009
50 Laos 8,398 2009
51 Algeria 8,185 2009
52 Uganda 7,554 2009
53 Cuba 7,549 2009
54 Uzbekistan 6,669 2009
55 Mexico 6,435 2009
56 Peru 6,271 2009
57 Venezuela 6,221 2009
58 Moldova 5,925 2009
59 Guatemala 5,768 2009
60 Belarus 5,525 2009
61 Nepal 5,108 2009
62 El Salvador 5,051 2009
63 Romania 4,358 2009
64 Kazakhstan 3,744 2009
European Union average (profile) 3,367.81 2009
65 Mali 2,926 2009
66 Bulgaria 2,745 2009
67 Kyrgyzstan 2,612 2009
68 United States 2,368 2009
69 Morocco 2,286 2009
70 Tunisia 2,260 2009
71 Libya 2,202 2009
72 Jordan 2,129 2009
73 Poland 2,059 2009
74 The Gambia 1,973 2009
75 Fiji 1,892 2009
76 Hungary 1,537 2009
77 Mongolia 1,495 2009
78 Nicaragua 1,478 2009
79 Chile 1,312 2009
80 Israel 1,310 2009
81 Tanzania 1,204 2009
82 Honduras 1,166 2009
83 Guinea-Bissau 1,109 2009
84 Czech Republic 1,067 2009
85 Ecuador 1,027 2009
86 Philippines 993 2009
87 Burkina Faso 990 2009
88 Brazil 973 2009
89 Kuwait 938 2009
90 Namibia 921 2009
91 Jamaica 909 2009
92 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 849 2009
93 Niger 822 2009
94 Latvia 791 2009
95 Turkmenistan 743 2009
96 Guyana 727 2009
97 Saudi Arabia 633 2009
98 Djibouti 622 2009
99 Argentina 608 2009
100 Tajikistan 562 2009
101 Malaysia 532 2009
102 Thailand 502 2009
103 Lithuania 501 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 439.29 2009
104 United Arab Emirates 414 2009
105 Benin 411 2009
106 South Africa 384 2009
107 Costa Rica 344 2009
108 Equatorial Guinea 344 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 338.07 2009
109 Slovakia 334 2009
110 Grenada 333 2009
111 Saint Lucia 314 2009
112 Madagascar 274 2009
113 Comoros 268 2009
114 Estonia 248 2009
115 Trinidad and Tobago 240 2009
116 Dominican Republic 230 2009
117 Zambia 206 2009
118 Uruguay 188 2009
119 Germany 170 2009
120 United Kingdom 156 2009
121 Japan 150 2009
122 Gabon 144 2009
123 Mozambique 136 2009
124 Malawi 130 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 117.71 2009
125 Panama 105 2009
126 Canada 99 2009
127 France 87 2009
128 Singapore 80 2009
129 Bahrain 79 2009
130 Paraguay 77 2009
131 Belgium 71 2009
132 Papua New Guinea 70 2009
133 Qatar 68 2009
134 Solomon Islands 66 2009
135 Oman 64 2009
136 Greece 62 2009
137 Dominica 53 2009
138 Seychelles 49 2009
139 Italy 45 2009
140 Suriname 45 2009
141 Netherlands 44 2009
142 Slovenia 39 2009
143 Spain 34 2009
144 Sao Tome and Principe 33 2009
145 Kiribati 33 2009
146 Swaziland 32 2009
147 Portugal 31 2009
148 Botswana 30 2009
149 Barbados 29 2009
150 Australia 28 2009
151 Antigua and Barbuda 28 2009
152 Cape Verde 24 2009
153 Mauritius 23 2009
154 Sweden 19 2009
155 Switzerland 18 2009
156 Belize 17 2009
157 Maldives 16 2009
158 The Bahamas 15 2009
159 Austria 12 2009
160 Puerto Rico 12 1996
161 Cyprus 11 2009
162 Denmark 10 2009
163 New Zealand 10 2009
164 Lesotho 10 2009
165 Malta 9 2009
166 East Timor 7 2009
167 Ireland 7 2009
168 Finland 6 2009
169 Andorra 6 2009
170 Tonga 5 2009
171 Norway 4 2009
172 Samoa 4 2008
173 Saint Kitts and Nevis 4 2009
174 Iceland 4 2009
175 Luxembourg 2 2007
176 Bermuda 2 2005
177 Monaco 1 2009
178 Palau 1 2008
179 San Marino 1 2009
180 Brunei 1 2009
181 French Polynesia 1 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin. 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-origin

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