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People > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Jordan 393.24 2011
2 Lebanon 101.57 2011
3 Syria 56.57 2011
4 Republic of the Congo 33.42 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 32.5 2011
5 Liberia 31.45 2011
6 Chad 30.34 2011
7 Djibouti 24.02 2011
8 Montenegro 20.74 2011
9 Malta 16.68 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 14.95 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 14.65 2011
10 Kenya 13.48 2011
11 Iran 11.75 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 10.57 2011
12 South Sudan 10.12 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 10.05 2011
13 Serbia 9.74 2011
14 Pakistan 9.67 2011
15 Yemen 9.21 2011
16 Sweden 9.17 2011
17 Norway 8.22 2011
18 Ecuador 8.1 2011
19 Mauritania 7.17 2011
20 Germany 6.99 2011
21 Venezuela 6.85 2011
22 Switzerland 6.37 2011
23 Austria 5.59 2011
24 Luxembourg 5.51 2011
25 The Gambia 5.49 2011
26 Israel 5.31 2011
27 Rwanda 4.96 2011
failed states average (profile) 4.92 2011
28 Guinea-Bissau 4.8 2011
29 Canada 4.78 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 4.75 2011
30 Cameroon 4.74 2011
31 Panama 4.62 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 4.55 2011
32 Netherlands 4.47 2011
33 Costa Rica 4.23 2011
34 Uganda 3.97 2011
35 Sudan 3.83 2011
36 Central African Republic 3.77 2011
37 Burundi 3.74 2011
38 Zambia 3.35 2011
39 Ethiopia 3.23 2011
40 France 3.22 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 3.21 2011
41 Cyprus 3.14 2011
42 United Kingdom 3.08 2011
43 Malaysia 3.01 2011
44 Togo 2.98 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 2.92 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 2.88 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.84 2011
45 Tanzania 2.83 2011
46 Namibia 2.73 2011
47 Nepal 2.68 2011
Europe average (profile) 2.66 2011
48 European Union 2.65 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 2.6 2011
49 Liechtenstein 2.58 2011
50 Algeria 2.49 2011
European Union average (profile) 2.49 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2.43 2011
51 Denmark 2.41 2011
52 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.39 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 2.31 2011
South Asia average (profile) 2.28 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 2.27 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.24 2011
53 Belgium 2.03 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1.9 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 1.82 2011
54 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.81 2011
55 Ireland 1.8 2011
56 Finland 1.7 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 1.67 2011
57 Botswana 1.67 2011
58 Libya 1.66 2011
59 Senegal 1.55 2011
60 Bangladesh 1.5 2011
61 Guinea 1.49 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 1.45 2011
62 Sierra Leone 1.38 2011
63 Thailand 1.34 2011
64 Papua New Guinea 1.34 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.31 2011
65 Cote d'Ivoire 1.25 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.21 2011
66 Egypt 1.2 2011
67 South Africa 1.14 2011
68 Gabon 1.11 2011
69 Iraq 1.11 2011
70 Kyrgyzstan 1.11 2011
71 Mali 1.08 2011
72 Australia 1.05 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 1 2011
73 Monaco 0.993 2011
74 Armenia 0.984 2011
75 Italy 0.956 2011
76 United States 0.85 2011
77 Angola 0.804 2011
78 Eritrea 0.795 2011
79 Bulgaria 0.774 2011
80 Benin 0.738 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 0.732 2011
81 Swaziland 0.626 2011
82 Ghana 0.547 2011
83 Republic of Macedonia 0.537 2011
84 Hungary 0.512 2011
85 New Zealand 0.439 2011
86 Tajikistan 0.425 2011
87 Poland 0.411 2011
88 Malawi 0.408 2011
89 Tunisia 0.384 2011
90 Zimbabwe 0.341 2011
91 Lithuania 0.271 2011
92 Belize 0.247 2011
93 Czech Republic 0.233 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.228 2011
94 China 0.224 2011
95 Somalia 0.212 2011
96 Turkey 0.198 2011
97 Croatia 0.192 2011
98 Azerbaijan 0.189 2011
99 Iceland 0.182 2011
100 Mozambique 0.166 2011
101 Bahrain 0.154 2011
102 India 0.152 2011
103 Greece 0.139 2011
104 Kuwait 0.107 2011
105 Afghanistan 0.103 2011
106 Georgia 0.103 2011
107 Slovakia 0.101 2011
108 Chile 0.0967 2011
109 Spain 0.0916 2011
110 Argentina 0.0825 2011
111 Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.078 2011
112 The Bahamas 0.0764 2011
113 United Arab Emirates 0.0759 2011
114 Ukraine 0.0695 2011
115 Bolivia 0.0693 2011
116 Slovenia 0.0692 2011
117 Belarus 0.0628 2011
118 Dominican Republic 0.0586 2011
119 Nigeria 0.0536 2011
120 Cayman Islands 0.053 2011
121 Uruguay 0.0514 2011
122 Palau 0.0485 2011
123 Romania 0.047 2011
124 Latvia 0.0462 2011
125 Qatar 0.0419 2011
126 Moldova 0.041 2011
127 Curacao 0.0398 2011
128 Portugal 0.0386 2011
129 Peru 0.0386 2011
130 Estonia 0.0373 2011
131 Kazakhstan 0.0372 2011
132 Burkina Faso 0.0341 2011
133 Cuba 0.0341 2011
134 Grenada 0.0286 2011
135 Oman 0.0274 2011
136 Russia 0.0274 2011
137 Albania 0.026 2011
138 Morocco 0.023 2011
139 Brazil 0.0227 2011
140 Saudi Arabia 0.0216 2011
141 Hong Kong 0.0215 2011
142 Japan 0.0207 2011
143 Tonga 0.0191 2011
144 Paraguay 0.0189 2011
145 Niger 0.0183 2011
146 Lesotho 0.0168 2011
147 Trinidad and Tobago 0.0165 2011
148 Nicaragua 0.0146 2011
149 Mexico 0.014 2011
150 Turkmenistan 0.0116 2011
151 Vietnam 0.0113 2011
152 Saint Lucia 0.0112 2011
153 Guatemala 0.01 2011
154 Sri Lanka 0.00901 2011
155 Guyana 0.00885 2011
156 Fiji 0.00807 2011
157 South Korea 0.00806 2011
158 Jamaica 0.00739 2011
159 Uzbekistan 0.00729 2011
160 El Salvador 0.00607 2011
161 Colombia 0.00465 2011
162 Cambodia 0.00438 2011
163 Indonesia 0.00413 2011
164 Honduras 0.00219 2011
165 Macau 0.00183 2011
166 Philippines 0.00132 2011
167 Singapore 0.000579 2011
168 Madagascar 0.000415 2011
169 Mongolia 0.000363 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 per 1000. 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. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Refugee-population-by-country-or-territory-of-asylum-per-1000

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