Eastern Europe Compared by People > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

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.


1 Serbia 70,707 2011
2 Poland 15,847 2011
3 Montenegro 12,874 2011
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6,933 2011
5 Bulgaria 5,688 2011
6 Hungary 5,106 2011
7 Russia 3,914 2011
8 Ukraine 3,176 2011
9 Armenia 2,918 2011
10 Czech Republic 2,449 2011
11 Azerbaijan 1,730 2011
12 Romania 1,005 2011
13 Croatia 824 2011
14 Belarus 595 2011
15 Slovakia 546 2011
16 Georgia 462 2011
17 Moldova 146 2011
18 Slovenia 142 2011
19 Albania 82 2011


Eastern Europe Compared by People > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum


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