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People > Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin > 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 origin generally refers to the nationality or country of citizenship of a claimant." Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Bhutan 153,835.22 per 1 million people 2008
2 Iraq 67,450.01 per 1 million people 2008
3 Somalia 58,706.41 per 1 million people 2008
South Asia average (profile) 38,526.39 per 1 million people 2008
4 Eritrea 33,878.07 per 1 million people 2008
5 Burundi 32,400.4 per 1 million people 2008
6 Central African Republic 28,149.58 per 1 million people 2008
7 Liberia 22,555.42 per 1 million people 2008
8 Croatia 21,598.81 per 1 million people 2008
9 Serbia and Montenegro 18,302.41 per 1 million people 2008
10 Bosnia and Herzegovina 16,200.65 per 1 million people 2008
failed states average (profile) 14,064.89 per 1 million people 2008
11 Angola 13,677.13 per 1 million people 2008
12 Mauritania 13,551.8 per 1 million people 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 13,503.43 per 1 million people 2008
13 Sudan 10,424.27 per 1 million people 2008
14 Colombia 8,298.19 per 1 million people 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 8,254.54 per 1 million people 2008
15 Rwanda 7,120.51 per 1 million people 2008
16 Sri Lanka 6,519.64 per 1 million people 2008
17 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6,332.75 per 1 million people 2008
18 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5,532.55 per 1 million people 2008
19 Armenia 5,502.96 per 1 million people 2008
20 Chad 5,449.82 per 1 million people 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 5,377.69 per 1 million people 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 5,293.69 per 1 million people 2008
21 Sierra Leone 5,168.73 per 1 million people 2008
22 Congo, Republic of the 5,104.63 per 1 million people 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 4,953.34 per 1 million people 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 4,903.92 per 1 million people 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 4,508.79 per 1 million people 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 4,346.39 per 1 million people 2008
23 Albania 4,145.56 per 1 million people 2008
24 Burma 3,861.39 per 1 million people 2008
25 Vietnam 3,810.92 per 1 million people 2008
26 Grenada 3,453.51 per 1 million people 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 3,319.49 per 1 million people 2008
27 Lebanon 3,264.65 per 1 million people 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 3,126.25 per 1 million people 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 2,982.72 per 1 million people 2008
28 Turkey 2,981.91 per 1 million people 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 2,880.62 per 1 million people 2005
29 Togo 2,859.01 per 1 million people 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 2,771.4 per 1 million people 2008
30 Georgia 2,720.46 per 1 million people 2008
31 Haiti 2,584.55 per 1 million people 2008
32 Fiji 2,004.85 per 1 million people 2008
33 Azerbaijan 1,995.55 per 1 million people 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 1,810.69 per 1 million people 2008
34 Saint Lucia 1,804.68 per 1 million people 2008
35 Zimbabwe 1,483.77 per 1 million people 2008
Europe average (profile) 1,470.29 per 1 million people 2008
36 Laos 1,287.6 per 1 million people 2008
37 Moldova 1,284.56 per 1 million people 2008
38 Djibouti 1,284.02 per 1 million people 2008
39 Senegal 1,245.29 per 1 million people 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 1,220.94 per 1 million people 2008
40 Cambodia 1,211.45 per 1 million people 2008
41 Cote d'Ivoire 1,101.46 per 1 million people 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1,020.62 per 1 million people 2008
42 Guinea 968.23 per 1 million people 2008
43 Guyana 918.53 per 1 million people 2008
European Union average (profile) 900.38 per 1 million people 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 895.03 per 1 million people 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 825.52 per 1 million people 2008
44 The Gambia 779.04 per 1 million people 2008
45 Ethiopia 773.86 per 1 million people 2008
46 Dominica 772.26 per 1 million people 2008
47 Syria 770.27 per 1 million people 2008
48 Cameroon 751.04 per 1 million people 2008
49 Russia 732.48 per 1 million people 2008
50 El Salvador 728.94 per 1 million people 2008
51 Guinea-Bissau 708.5 per 1 million people 2008
52 Cuba 694.86 per 1 million people 2008
53 Seychelles 644.4 per 1 million people 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 638.98 per 1 million people 2008
54 Equatorial Guinea 622.91 per 1 million people 2008
55 Ukraine 617.99 per 1 million people 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 611.33 per 1 million people 2008
56 Ghana 566.31 per 1 million people 2008
57 Belarus 555.87 per 1 million people 2008
58 Comoros 516.55 per 1 million people 2008
59 Namibia 471.59 per 1 million people 2008
60 Kyrgyzstan 469.86 per 1 million people 2008
61 Guatemala 456.38 per 1 million people 2008
62 Mongolia 444.92 per 1 million people 2008
63 Bulgaria 418.58 per 1 million people 2008
64 Kiribati 344.34 per 1 million people 2008
65 Latvia 339.8 per 1 million people 2008
66 Libya 337.57 per 1 million people 2008
67 Kuwait 328.87 per 1 million people 2008
68 Kazakhstan 314.53 per 1 million people 2008
69 Antigua and Barbuda 307.61 per 1 million people 2008
70 Jordan 304.9 per 1 million people 2008
71 Jamaica 294.54 per 1 million people 2008
72 Algeria 268.29 per 1 million people 2008
73 Nicaragua 265.65 per 1 million people 2008
74 Peru 251.5 per 1 million people 2008
75 Kenya 249.16 per 1 million people 2009
76 Uganda 240.63 per 1 million people 2008
77 Uzbekistan 230.68 per 1 million people 2008
78 Tunisia 226.22 per 1 million people 2008
79 Trinidad and Tobago 220.55 per 1 million people 2008
80 Venezuela 219.84 per 1 million people 2008
81 Romania 213.78 per 1 million people 2008
82 Mali 201.55 per 1 million people 2009
83 Estonia 189.66 per 1 million people 2008
84 Pakistan 187.52 per 1 million people 2008
85 Israel 175.3 per 1 million people 2009
86 Sao Tome and Principe 169.76 per 1 million people 2008
87 Hungary 162.52 per 1 million people 2008
88 China 146.81 per 1 million people 2008
89 Honduras 146.09 per 1 million people 2008
90 Turkmenistan 142.1 per 1 million people 2008
91 Nepal 141.91 per 1 million people 2008
92 Lithuania 137.44 per 1 million people 2008
93 Czech Republic 132.87 per 1 million people 2008
94 Barbados 120.58 per 1 million people 2008
95 Bahrain 111.37 per 1 million people 2008
96 Suriname 105.04 per 1 million people 2008
97 Morocco 102.87 per 1 million people 2008
98 Saint Kitts and Nevis 100.46 per 1 million people 2008
99 Nigeria 96.88 per 1 million people 2008
100 Solomon Islands 89.45 per 1 million people 2008
101 Gabon 86.82 per 1 million people 2008
102 Qatar 86.08 per 1 million people 2008
103 Costa Rica 84.37 per 1 million people 2008
104 Indonesia 81.45 per 1 million people 2008
105 Ecuador 76.54 per 1 million people 2008
106 Tajikistan 75.43 per 1 million people 2008
107 Andorra 71.36 per 1 million people 2009
108 Cape Verde 70.26 per 1 million people 2008
109 Bangladesh 65.77 per 1 million people 2008
110 Poland 62.1 per 1 million people 2008
111 Slovakia 60.67 per 1 million people 2008
112 Chile 60.41 per 1 million people 2008
113 Niger 59.97 per 1 million people 2008
114 Tonga 58.82 per 1 million people 2008
115 Uruguay 57.22 per 1 million people 2008
116 Mexico 56.04 per 1 million people 2008
117 United Arab Emirates 55.39 per 1 million people 2008
118 Belize 51.02 per 1 million people 2009
119 The Bahamas 48.79 per 1 million people 2008
120 Burkina Faso 47.49 per 1 million people 2008
121 Palau 47.41 per 1 million people 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 42.32 per 1 million people 2008
122 Maldives 41.46 per 1 million people 2008
123 Benin 37.27 per 1 million people 2008
124 Panama 33.54 per 1 million people 2008
125 Dominican Republic 33.45 per 1 million people 2008
126 San Marino 33.36 per 1 million people 2008
127 Tanzania 31.58 per 1 million people 2008
128 Bermuda 31.46 per 1 million people 2005
129 Monaco 30.96 per 1 million people 2003
130 European Union 29.35 per 1 million people 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 29.23 per 1 million people 2008
131 Swaziland 28.35 per 1 million people 2008
132 Thailand 27.71 per 1 million people 2008
133 Slovenia 25.9 per 1 million people 2008
134 Argentina 25.86 per 1 million people 2008
135 Saudi Arabia 25.3 per 1 million people 2008
136 Malaysia 24.06 per 1 million people 2008
137 Singapore 23.65 per 1 million people 2008
138 Iceland 23 per 1 million people 2008
139 Malta 22.3 per 1 million people 2008
140 Mauritius 18.84 per 1 million people 2008
141 Samoa 18.43 per 1 million people 2008
142 India 17.05 per 1 million people 2008
143 Oman 16.91 per 1 million people 2008
144 Zambia 16.71 per 1 million people 2008
145 Paraguay 14.79 per 1 million people 2008
146 Botswana 14.11 per 1 million people 2008
147 Philippines 14.1 per 1 million people 2008
148 Madagascar 13.82 per 1 million people 2008
149 Cyprus 12.62 per 1 million people 2008
150 Mozambique 9.77 per 1 million people 2008
151 South Africa 9.29 per 1 million people 2008
152 Papua New Guinea 7.75 per 1 million people 2008
153 Malawi 7.61 per 1 million people 2008
154 Brazil 7.15 per 1 million people 2008
155 United States 7.03 per 1 million people 2008
156 East Timor 6.31 per 1 million people 2008
157 Greece 6.25 per 1 million people 2008
158 Belgium 5.86 per 1 million people 2008
159 Switzerland 4.22 per 1 million people 2008
160 Luxembourg 4.17 per 1 million people 2007
161 French Polynesia 3.85 per 1 million people 2006
162 Lesotho 3.76 per 1 million people 2008
163 Portugal 3.37 per 1 million people 2008
164 Puerto Rico 3.24 per 1 million people 1996
165 Canada 3.04 per 1 million people 2008
166 United Kingdom 3.04 per 1 million people 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.94 per 1 million people 2008
167 Netherlands 2.76 per 1 million people 2008
168 Brunei 2.62 per 1 million people 2008
169 New Zealand 2.4 per 1 million people 2008
170 Germany 2.08 per 1 million people 2009
171 Australia 2.05 per 1 million people 2008
172 Denmark 2.01 per 1 million people 2008
173 Austria 1.71 per 1 million people 2008
174 Ireland 1.68 per 1 million people 2008
175 Sweden 1.66 per 1 million people 2008
176 Japan 1.45 per 1 million people 2008
177 France 1.34 per 1 million people 2006
178 Italy 1.07 per 1 million people 2008
179 Norway 0.861 per 1 million people 2008
180 Finland 0.763 per 1 million people 2008
181 Spain 0.667 per 1 million people 2008

Citation

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

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