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

DEFINITION: Refugee population by country or territory of asylum. Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization 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 2011
2 Pakistan 1.7 million 2011
3 European Union 1.35 million 2011
4 Syria 1.24 million 2011
5 Iran 886,468 2011
6 Germany 571,684 2011
7 Kenya 566,487 2011
8 Lebanon 445,144 2011
South Asia average (profile) 424,099.2 2011
9 Chad 366,494 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 305,662.61 2011
10 China 301,018 2011
11 Ethiopia 288,844 2011
12 United States 264,763 2011
13 Bangladesh 229,669 2011
14 Yemen 214,740 2011
15 France 210,207 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 209,393.71 2011
16 Venezuela 202,022 2011
17 United Kingdom 193,510 2011
18 India 185,118 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 183,637.08 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 181,008.31 2011
failed states average (profile) 175,009.06 2011
19 Canada 164,883 2011
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo 152,749 2011
21 Republic of the Congo 141,232 2011
22 Uganda 139,448 2011
23 Sudan 139,415 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 138,890.26 2011
24 Tanzania 131,243 2011
25 Liberia 128,293 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 125,094.87 2011
26 Ecuador 123,436 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 121,247.71 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 114,061.55 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 107,541.6 2011
27 South Sudan 105,023 2011
28 Cameroon 100,373 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 98,829.54 2011
29 Egypt 95,087 2011
30 Algeria 94,148 2011
31 Thailand 89,253 2011
32 Malaysia 86,680 2011
33 Sweden 86,615 2011
34 Netherlands 74,598 2011
35 Nepal 72,654 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 71,558.69 2011
36 Serbia 70,707 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 61,780.87 2011
37 Italy 58,060 2011
38 South Africa 57,899 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 56,766.61 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 56,664.44 2011
39 Rwanda 55,325 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 52,062.07 2011
40 Switzerland 50,416 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 48,882.97 2011
European Union average (profile) 48,109.39 2011
41 Austria 47,073 2011
42 Zambia 45,632 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 42,932.22 2011
43 Israel 41,235 2011
44 Norway 40,691 2011
45 Burundi 35,659 2011
46 Iraq 35,189 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 33,901.18 2011
Europe average (profile) 33,858.5 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 32,894.87 2011
47 Mauritania 26,535 2011
48 Cote d'Ivoire 24,221 2011
49 Australia 23,434 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 22,589.6 2011
50 Belgium 22,402 2011
51 Senegal 20,644 2011
52 Djibouti 20,340 2011
53 Costa Rica 20,057 2011
54 Togo 19,270 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 18,662.9 2011
55 Panama 17,262 2011
56 Central African Republic 16,730 2011
57 Guinea 16,609 2011
58 Angola 16,223 2011
59 Poland 15,847 2011
60 Mali 15,624 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 15,178.43 2011
61 Turkey 14,465 2011
62 Ghana 13,588 2011
63 Denmark 13,399 2011
64 Montenegro 12,874 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 11,111.24 2011
65 Libya 10,130 2011
66 The Gambia 9,528 2011
67 Papua New Guinea 9,377 2011
68 Finland 9,175 2011
69 Nigeria 8,806 2011
70 Ireland 8,248 2011
71 Sierra Leone 8,092 2011
72 Guinea-Bissau 7,800 2011
73 Benin 7,217 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 7,112.84 2011
74 Malta 6,952 2011
75 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6,933 2011
76 Malawi 6,308 2011
77 Kyrgyzstan 6,095 2011
78 Namibia 6,049 2011
79 Bulgaria 5,688 2011
80 Hungary 5,106 2011
81 Eritrea 4,719 2011
82 Zimbabwe 4,561 2011
83 Brazil 4,477 2011
84 Spain 4,228 2011
85 Tunisia 4,097 2011
86 Mozambique 4,079 2011
87 Russia 3,914 2011
88 Cyprus 3,503 2011
89 Argentina 3,361 2011
90 Tajikistan 3,323 2011
91 Botswana 3,312 2011
92 Ukraine 3,176 2011
93 Afghanistan 3,009 2011
94 Armenia 2,918 2011
95 Luxembourg 2,855 2011
96 Japan 2,649 2011
97 Czech Republic 2,449 2011
98 Somalia 2,099 2011
99 New Zealand 1,934 2011
100 Gabon 1,773 2011
101 Azerbaijan 1,730 2011
102 Mexico 1,677 2011
103 Chile 1,674 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1,614.27 2011
104 Greece 1,573 2011
105 Peru 1,144 2011
106 Republic of Macedonia 1,130 2011
107 Indonesia 1,006 2011
108 Romania 1,005 2011
109 Vietnam 990 2011
110 Croatia 824 2011
111 Lithuania 821 2011
112 Swaziland 759 2011
113 Morocco 736 2011
114 Bolivia 716 2011
115 United Arab Emirates 677 2011
116 Kazakhstan 616 2011
117 Saudi Arabia 599 2011
=118 Dominican Republic 595 2011
=118 Belarus 595 2011
=120 Burkina Faso 546 2011
=120 Slovakia 546 2011
122 Georgia 462 2011
123 Portugal 408 2011
124 South Korea 401 2011
125 Cuba 384 2011
126 Kuwait 335 2011
127 Niger 302 2011
128 Colombia 219 2011
129 Uzbekistan 214 2011
130 Bahrain 199 2011
131 Sri Lanka 188 2011
132 Uruguay 174 2011
133 Hong Kong 152 2011
134 Guatemala 147 2011
135 Moldova 146 2011
136 Slovenia 142 2011
137 Philippines 125 2011
138 Paraguay 124 2011
139 Latvia 95 2011
140 Liechtenstein 94 2011
141 Nicaragua 86 2011
142 Oman 83 2011
143 Albania 82 2011
144 Qatar 80 2011
145 Belize 78 2011
146 Cambodia 64 2011
147 Turkmenistan 59 2011
148 Iceland 58 2011
149 Estonia 50 2011
150 El Salvador 38 2011
151 Monaco 37 2011
152 Lesotho 34 2011
153 The Bahamas 28 2011
154 Trinidad and Tobago 22 2011
155 Jamaica 20 2011
156 Honduras 17 2011
157 Madagascar 9 2011
=158 Fiji 7 2011
=158 Guyana 7 2011
160 Curacao 6 2011
=161 Cayman Islands 3 2011
=161 Grenada 3 2011
=161 Singapore 3 2011
=161 Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 3 2011
=165 Saint Lucia 2 2011
=165 Tonga 2 2011
=167 Palau 1 2011
=167 Macau 1 2011
=167 Mongolia 1 2011
=170 East Timor 0.0 2011
=170 Vanuatu 0.0 2011
=170 Mauritius 0.0 2011
=170 Suriname 0.0 2011
=170 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 2011
=170 Cape Verde 0.0 2011
=170 Equatorial Guinea 0.0 2011
=170 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2011
=170 Solomon Islands 0.0 2011
=170 Laos 0.0 2011
=170 Federated States of Micronesia 0.0 2011
=170 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2011
=170 Brunei 0.0 2011
=170 Haiti 0.0 2011
=170 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2011
=170 Bhutan 0.0 2011
=170 Burma 0.0 2011
=170 Comoros 0.0 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > 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/Refugee-population-by-country-or-territory-of-asylum

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