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Egypt

Egypt Migration Stats

Definitions

  • Net migration rate: The difference between the number of persons entering and leaving a country during the year per 1,000 persons (based on midyear population). An excess of persons entering the country is referred to as net immigration (e.g., 3.56 migrants/1,000 population); an excess of persons leaving the country as net emigration (e.g., -9.26 migrants/1,000 population). The net migration rate indicates the contribution of migration to the overall level of population change. High levels of migration can cause problems such as increasing unemployment and potential ethnic strife (if people are coming in) or a reduction in the labor force, perhaps in certain key sectors (if people are leaving).
  • Refugees: Refugees (number in each country, 1990-99)
  • Refugees > Convention on refugees: Date of ratification of the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. "a" denotes accession. "d" denotes succession.
  • Refugees > Outflow: Refugees by country of origin (2000). The country of origin for many refugees is unavailable or unreported. These data may therefore be underestimates.
  • Refugees > Outflow per 1000: Refugees by country of origin (2000). The country of origin for many refugees is unavailable or unreported. These data may therefore be underestimates. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Refugees > US applications: Number of refugee status applications filed in the United States in 2002, listed by country of chargeability
  • Refugees > US applications otherwise closed: Number of applications for refugee status in the United States in the 2002 fiscal year that were closed for some reason other than approval or denial
  • Refugees > US applications otherwise closed per million: Number of applications for refugee status in the United States in the 2002 fiscal year that were closed for some reason other than approval or denial. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Refugees > US applications per million: Number of refugee status applications filed in the United States in 2002, listed by country of chargeability. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Refugees and internally displaced persons > Refugees > Country of origin: This entry includes those persons residing in a country as refugees or internally displaced persons (IDPs). The definition of a refugee according to a United Nations Convention is "a person who is outside his/her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion; and is unable or unwilling to avail himself/herself of the protection of that country, or to return there, for fear of persecution." The UN established the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1950 to handle refugee matters worldwide. The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has a different, operational definition for a Palestinian refugee: "a person whose normal place of residence was Palestine during the period 1 June 1946 to 15 May 1948 and who lost both home and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 conflict." However, UNHCR also assists some 400,000 Palestinian refugees not covered under the UNRWA definition. The term "internally displaced person" is not specifically covered in the UN Convention; it is used to describe people who have fled their homes for reasons similar to refugees, but who remain within their own national territory and are subject to the laws of that state.
  • Refugees per 1000: Refugees (number in each country, 1990-99). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Net migration rate -0.21 migrant(s)/1,000 populati 2008 94th out of 171
Refugees 8,500 1990 62nd out of 110
Refugees > Convention on refugees 22 May 1981 a 1981
Refugees > Outflow 4,000 2000 46th out of 76
Refugees > Outflow per 1000 0.0605 2000 68th out of 76
Refugees > US applications 6 2002 47th out of 64
Refugees > US applications otherwise closed 1 2002 32nd out of 39
Refugees > US applications otherwise closed per million 0.0146 2002 31st out of 38
Refugees > US applications per million 0.0878 2002 56th out of 63
Refugees and internally displaced persons > Refugees > Country of origin 60,000 - 80,000 (Iraq); 70,198 (Palestinian Territories); 12,157 (Sudan) 2007
Refugees per 1000 0.151 1990 86th out of 110

SOURCES: All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; United Nations Treaty Collection; UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). 2002. Correspondence on refugees and internally displaced persons. February. Geneva.; UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). 2002. Correspondence on refugees and internally displaced persons. February. Geneva. 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.; United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. 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.; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook. 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.

Citation

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Egypt People > Migration Profiles (Subcategories)

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