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

DEFINITION: Refugee population by country or territory of origin. 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 origin generally refers to the nationality or country of citizenship of a claimant.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Afghanistan 2.66 million 2011
2 Iraq 1.43 million 2011
3 Somalia 1.08 million 2011
South Asia average (profile) 556,933 2011
4 Sudan 500,014 2011
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo 491,481 2011
failed states average (profile) 415,626.44 2011
6 Burma 414,626 2011
7 Colombia 395,949 2011
8 Vietnam 337,829 2011
9 Eritrea 251,954 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 226,832.38 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 201,406.75 2011
10 China 190,369 2011
11 Central African Republic 162,862 2011
12 Serbia 161,671 2011
13 Cote d'Ivoire 154,824 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 151,545.64 2011
14 Turkey 139,779 2011
15 Sri Lanka 136,617 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 134,967.37 2011
16 Angola 128,664 2011
17 Russia 109,785 2011
18 Rwanda 106,833 2011
19 Burundi 101,288 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 87,052.61 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 83,130.55 2011
20 European Union 74,820 2011
21 Iran 72,361 2011
22 Ethiopia 70,610 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 68,826.98 2011
23 Liberia 66,780 2011
24 Croatia 62,649 2011
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina 58,578 2011
26 Bhutan 57,989 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 57,350.06 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 56,804.92 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 54,994.86 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 52,726.08 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 46,358.24 2011
27 Chad 42,640 2011
28 Mauritania 39,929 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 38,614.84 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 36,656.96 2011
29 Pakistan 35,952 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 35,584.15 2011
30 Haiti 33,661 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 26,764.31 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 26,322.79 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 25,905.72 2011
31 Ukraine 25,379 2011
32 Zimbabwe 25,048 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 22,299 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 22,197.41 2011
33 Ghana 20,361 2011
34 Syria 19,931 2011
35 Togo 17,871 2011
36 Senegal 17,722 2011
37 Nigeria 17,141 2011
38 Armenia 16,487 2011
39 India 16,232 2011
40 Azerbaijan 16,162 2011
41 Indonesia 16,079 2011
42 Cambodia 15,205 2011
43 Cameroon 15,163 2011
44 Lebanon 15,013 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 14,149.27 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 13,830.09 2011
45 Albania 13,551 2011
Europe average (profile) 13,540.33 2011
46 Guinea 13,161 2011
47 Republic of the Congo 12,839 2011
48 Uzbekistan 12,664 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 12,538.15 2011
49 Georgia 10,112 2011
50 Bangladesh 10,056 2011
51 Kenya 8,745 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 8,451.93 2011
52 Laos 8,088 2011
53 Sierra Leone 8,002 2011
54 Egypt 7,936 2011
55 Cuba 7,856 2011
56 Republic of Macedonia 7,684 2011
57 Venezuela 7,577 2011
58 Mexico 7,472 2011
59 Nepal 6,854 2011
60 El Salvador 6,720 2011
61 Moldova 6,264 2011
62 Algeria 6,121 2011
63 Guatemala 6,088 2011
64 Belarus 5,925 2011
65 Uganda 5,680 2011
66 Peru 5,491 2011
67 Libya 4,384 2011
68 Mali 4,295 2011
69 United States 3,778 2011
70 Montenegro 3,698 2011
71 Kazakhstan 3,500 2011
72 Romania 3,428 2011
73 Kyrgyzstan 3,162 2011
European Union average (profile) 2,672.14 2011
74 The Gambia 2,583 2011
75 Bulgaria 2,327 2011
76 Yemen 2,323 2011
77 Morocco 2,312 2011
78 Jordan 2,250 2011
79 Mongolia 1,985 2011
80 Honduras 1,966 2011
81 Tunisia 1,952 2011
82 Poland 1,815 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 1,800.41 2011
83 Fiji 1,579 2011
84 Nicaragua 1,468 2011
85 Israel 1,335 2011
86 Burkina Faso 1,271 2011
87 Jamaica 1,250 2011
88 Hungary 1,238 2011
89 Chile 1,189 2011
90 Tanzania 1,163 2011
91 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1,127 2011
92 Guinea-Bissau 1,123 2011
93 Kuwait 1,120 2011
94 Namibia 1,073 2011
95 North Korea 1,052 2011
96 Brazil 1,045 2011
97 Philippines 952 2011
98 Ecuador 909 2011
99 Niger 819 2011
100 Guyana 771 2011
101 Czech Republic 763 2011
102 Saudi Arabia 745 2011
103 Turkmenistan 726 2011
104 Latvia 709 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 649.14 2011
105 Tajikistan 612 2011
106 Bolivia 611 2011
107 Djibouti 602 2011
108 Malaysia 537 2011
109 Lithuania 528 2011
110 Argentina 518 2011
111 South Korea 514 2011
112 United Arab Emirates 486 2011
113 Benin 461 2011
114 Saint Lucia 433 2011
115 South Africa 429 2011
116 Comoros 422 2011
117 Thailand 368 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 358.45 2011
118 Costa Rica 331 2011
119 Grenada 323 2011
120 Trinidad and Tobago 297 2011
121 Madagascar 289 2011
122 Slovakia 269 2011
123 Equatorial Guinea 258 2011
124 Dominican Republic 250 2011
125 Zambia 240 2011
126 Estonia 224 2011
127 Malawi 222 2011
128 Bahrain 215 2011
129 The Bahamas 185 2011
130 Uruguay 184 2011
131 Japan 176 2011
132 Germany 174 2011
133 Gabon 173 2011
134 Mozambique 155 2011
135 United Kingdom 150 2011
136 Papua New Guinea 128 2011
137 Canada 109 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 104.94 2011
138 Panama 100 2011
139 France 99 2011
140 Qatar 95 2011
141 Paraguay 91 2011
142 Belgium 90 2011
143 Botswana 85 2011
144 Solomon Islands 72 2011
145 Singapore 67 2011
146 Netherlands 64 2011
147 Oman 60 2011
148 Italy 58 2011
149 Greece 56 2011
150 Dominica 52 2011
151 Barbados 45 2011
=152 Swaziland 43 2011
=152 Spain 43 2011
=154 Mauritius 42 2011
=154 Seychelles 42 2011
156 Australia 39 2011
=157 Sao Tome and Principe 33 2011
=157 Kiribati 33 2011
=159 Belize 32 2011
=159 Slovenia 32 2011
=159 Antigua and Barbuda 32 2011
162 Portugal 28 2011
163 Cape Verde 27 2011
164 Sweden 24 2011
165 Maldives 21 2011
=166 Suriname 20 2011
=166 Switzerland 20 2011
168 New Zealand 18 2011
169 Hong Kong 15 2011
170 Turks and Caicos Islands 14 2011
=171 Lesotho 11 2011
=171 Cyprus 11 2011
=171 Austria 11 2011
=174 Macau 10 2011
=174 Tonga 10 2011
=176 Denmark 9 2011
=176 Saint Kitts and Nevis 9 2011
=178 East Timor 8 2011
=178 Ireland 8 2011
=180 Norway 7 2011
=180 Finland 7 2011
=182 Andorra 6 2011
=182 Malta 6 2011
184 Monaco 4 2011
185 Iceland 3 2011
=186 Vanuatu 1 2011
=186 Tuvalu 1 2011
=186 Samoa 1 2011
=186 San Marino 1 2011
=186 Cayman Islands 1 2011
=186 Brunei 1 2011
=186 South Sudan 1 2011
=193 Liechtenstein 0.0 2011
=193 Luxembourg 0.0 2011
=193 Palau 0.0 2011
=193 Bermuda 0.0 2011
=193 Puerto Rico 0.0 2011
=193 French Polynesia 0.0 2011

Citation

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

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