failed states 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 Pakistan 1.7 million 2011
2 Chad 366,494 2011
3 Yemen 214,740 2011
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo 152,749 2011
5 Sudan 139,415 2011
6 South Sudan 105,023 2011
7 Iraq 35,189 2011
8 Cote d'Ivoire 24,221 2011
9 Central African Republic 16,730 2011
10 Guinea 16,609 2011
11 Nigeria 8,806 2011
12 Guinea-Bissau 7,800 2011
13 Zimbabwe 4,561 2011
14 Afghanistan 3,009 2011
15 Somalia 2,099 2011
16 Haiti 0.0 2011


failed states Compared by People > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum


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