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

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Somalia 108.71 2011
2 Afghanistan 91.54 2011
3 Bhutan 79.5 2011
4 Iraq 44.97 2011
5 Eritrea 42.47 2011
6 Central African Republic 36.71 2011
South Asia average (profile) 34.27 2011
7 Serbia 22.27 2011
failed states average (profile) 20.15 2011
8 Liberia 16.37 2011
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina 15.26 2011
10 Croatia 14.64 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 13.82 2011
11 Sudan 13.72 2011
12 Mauritania 10.78 2011
13 Burundi 10.62 2011
14 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10.31 2011
15 Rwanda 9.59 2011
16 Colombia 8.41 2011
17 Cote d'Ivoire 7.98 2011
18 Burma 7.92 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 7.72 2011
19 Democratic Republic of the Congo 7.69 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 7.62 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 7.04 2011
20 Sri Lanka 6.55 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 6.48 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 6.45 2011
21 Angola 6.38 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 6.01 2011
22 Montenegro 5.96 2011
23 Armenia 5.56 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 4.91 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 4.63 2011
24 Albania 4.3 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 4.03 2011
25 Vietnam 3.85 2011
26 Republic of Macedonia 3.65 2011
27 Chad 3.53 2011
28 Lebanon 3.43 2011
29 Haiti 3.36 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 3.27 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 3.21 2011
30 Grenada 3.07 2011
31 Republic of the Congo 3.04 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 2.93 2011
32 Togo 2.76 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 2.72 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 2.55 2011
33 Saint Lucia 2.42 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 2.34 2011
34 Georgia 2.26 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 2.15 2011
35 Turkey 1.91 2011
36 Zimbabwe 1.88 2011
37 Fiji 1.82 2011
38 Azerbaijan 1.76 2011
39 Moldova 1.76 2011
Europe average (profile) 1.73 2011
40 The Gambia 1.49 2011
41 Sierra Leone 1.36 2011
42 Senegal 1.33 2011
43 Laos 1.24 2011
44 Guinea 1.18 2011
45 El Salvador 1.07 2011
46 Cambodia 1.04 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.03 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 0.997 2011
47 Guyana 0.975 2011
48 Iran 0.959 2011
49 Syria 0.908 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 0.828 2011
50 Ghana 0.82 2011
51 Ethiopia 0.79 2011
52 Russia 0.768 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 0.767 2011
53 Dominica 0.728 2011
54 Mongolia 0.721 2011
55 Libya 0.718 2011
56 Cameroon 0.717 2011
57 Djibouti 0.711 2011
58 Cuba 0.697 2011
59 Guinea-Bissau 0.691 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 0.652 2011
60 Belarus 0.625 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.618 2011
61 Comoros 0.603 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.596 2011
European Union average (profile) 0.577 2011
62 Kyrgyzstan 0.573 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.562 2011
63 Ukraine 0.555 2011
64 The Bahamas 0.505 2011
65 Namibia 0.484 2011
66 Seychelles 0.48 2011
67 Jamaica 0.462 2011
68 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.441 2011
69 Uzbekistan 0.432 2011
70 Guatemala 0.414 2011
71 Jordan 0.364 2011
72 Antigua and Barbuda 0.363 2011
73 Equatorial Guinea 0.36 2011
74 Kuwait 0.358 2011
75 Latvia 0.344 2011
76 Kiribati 0.332 2011
77 Bulgaria 0.317 2011
78 Mali 0.298 2011
79 Venezuela 0.257 2011
80 Honduras 0.253 2011
81 Nepal 0.252 2011
82 Nicaragua 0.249 2011
83 Trinidad and Tobago 0.223 2011
84 Kazakhstan 0.211 2011
85 Kenya 0.208 2011
86 Pakistan 0.204 2011
87 Peru 0.185 2011
88 Tunisia 0.183 2011
89 Sao Tome and Principe 0.18 2011
90 Lithuania 0.174 2011
91 Israel 0.172 2011
92 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.17 2011
93 Estonia 0.167 2011
94 Bahrain 0.166 2011
95 Algeria 0.162 2011
96 Uganda 0.162 2011
97 Romania 0.16 2011
98 Barbados 0.16 2011
99 European Union 0.147 2011
100 Turkmenistan 0.142 2011
101 China 0.142 2011
102 Solomon Islands 0.134 2011
103 Hungary 0.124 2011
104 Gabon 0.109 2011
105 Monaco 0.107 2011
106 Nigeria 0.104 2011
107 Tuvalu 0.102 2011
108 Belize 0.101 2011
109 Egypt 0.1 2011
110 Yemen 0.0997 2011
111 Tonga 0.0956 2011
112 Burkina Faso 0.0795 2011
113 Tajikistan 0.0783 2011
114 Andorra 0.0771 2011
115 Czech Republic 0.0727 2011
116 Morocco 0.0721 2011
117 Costa Rica 0.0699 2011
118 Chile 0.0687 2011
119 Indonesia 0.066 2011
120 Bangladesh 0.0658 2011
121 Maldives 0.0633 2011
122 Mexico 0.0626 2011
123 Ecuador 0.0596 2011
124 Bolivia 0.0592 2011
125 Cape Verde 0.055 2011
126 United Arab Emirates 0.0545 2011
127 Uruguay 0.0544 2011
128 Slovakia 0.0498 2011
129 Qatar 0.0497 2011
130 Niger 0.0496 2011
131 Benin 0.0471 2011
132 Poland 0.0471 2011
133 Botswana 0.0428 2011
134 North Korea 0.0427 2011
135 Suriname 0.0378 2011
136 Swaziland 0.0355 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 0.035 2011
137 Mauritius 0.0327 2011
138 San Marino 0.0322 2011
139 Saudi Arabia 0.0268 2011
140 Panama 0.0267 2011
141 Tanzania 0.0251 2011
142 Dominican Republic 0.0246 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.0218 2011
143 Oman 0.0198 2011
144 Malaysia 0.0187 2011
145 Macau 0.0183 2011
146 Papua New Guinea 0.0183 2011
147 Cayman Islands 0.0177 2011
148 Zambia 0.0176 2011
149 Slovenia 0.0156 2011
150 Malta 0.0144 2011
151 Malawi 0.0144 2011
152 Paraguay 0.0138 2011
153 Madagascar 0.0133 2011
154 India 0.0133 2011
155 Singapore 0.0129 2011
156 Argentina 0.0127 2011
157 United States 0.0121 2011
158 South Korea 0.0103 2011
159 Philippines 0.01 2011
160 Cyprus 0.00985 2011
161 Iceland 0.0094 2011
162 South Africa 0.00848 2011
163 Belgium 0.00815 2011
164 East Timor 0.0068 2011
165 Mozambique 0.00631 2011
166 Thailand 0.00553 2011
167 Lesotho 0.00542 2011
168 Samoa 0.00534 2011
169 Brazil 0.00531 2011
170 Greece 0.00496 2011
171 Vanuatu 0.00414 2011
172 New Zealand 0.00409 2011
173 Netherlands 0.00383 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.00338 2011
174 Canada 0.00316 2011
175 Portugal 0.00265 2011
176 Sweden 0.00254 2011
177 Switzerland 0.00253 2011
178 Brunei 0.00246 2011
179 United Kingdom 0.00239 2011
180 Germany 0.00213 2011
181 Hong Kong 0.00212 2011
182 Ireland 0.00175 2011
183 Australia 0.00175 2011
184 Denmark 0.00162 2011
185 France 0.00151 2011
186 Norway 0.00141 2011
187 Japan 0.00138 2011
188 Austria 0.00131 2011
189 Finland 0.0013 2011
190 Italy 0.000955 2011
191 Spain 0.000931 2011
192 South Sudan 9.63e-05 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 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-origin-per-1000

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