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South and Central Asia Compared by People > Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin

DEFINITION: Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organisation 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 Sri Lanka 145,721 2009
2 Bhutan 89,070 2009
3 Pakistan 35,132 2009
4 India 19,514 2009
5 Bangladesh 10,432 2009
6 Uzbekistan 6,669 2009
7 Nepal 5,108 2009
8 Kazakhstan 3,744 2009
9 Kyrgyzstan 2,612 2009
10 Turkmenistan 743 2009
11 Tajikistan 562 2009
12 Maldives 16 2009

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South and Central Asia Compared by People > Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin

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Interesting observations about People > Migration > Refugee population by country or territory of origin

  • Iraq ranked first for migration > refugee population by country or territory of origin amongst Hot countries in 2009.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ranked first for migration > refugee population by country or territory of origin amongst Christian countries in 2009.
  • Turkey ranked first for migration > refugee population by country or territory of origin amongst Europe in 2009.
  • United States ranked first for migration > refugee population by country or territory of origin amongst High income OECD countries in 2009.
  • China ranked first for migration > refugee population by country or territory of origin amongst Cold countries in 2009.
  • Somalia ranked first for migration > refugee population by country or territory of origin amongst Former British colonies in 2009.
  • Colombia ranked first for migration > refugee population by country or territory of origin amongst Catholic countries in 2009.
  • Sudan ranked first for migration > refugee population by country or territory of origin amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2009.
  • Croatia ranked first for migration > refugee population by country or territory of origin amongst European Union in 2009.
  • Russia ranked first for migration > refugee population by country or territory of origin amongst Former Soviet republics in 2009.
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