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Table Data - Refugee Population by Country or Territory of Asylum for Least Developed Countries

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Title Refugee Population by Country or Territory of Asylum for Least Developed Countries
Series ID SMPOPREFGLDC
Source World Bank
Release World Development Indicators (Not a Press Release)
Seasonal Adjustment Not Seasonally Adjusted
Frequency Annual
Units Persons
Date Range 1990-01-01 to 2023-01-01
Last Updated 2024-07-02 2:09 PM CDT
Notes 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.

World Bank Source: Data before 2018 are from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Statistics Database, 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. The data for 2018 are from UNHCR Global Trends report 2018 and World Bank's estimates (for Palestinian refugees in the UNRWA areas of operation).

Source Indicator: SM.POP.REFG
DATE VALUE
1990-01-01 5154451
1991-01-01 4544317
1992-01-01 4789360
1993-01-01 5414280
1994-01-01 5941736
1995-01-01 5227228
1996-01-01 3699466
1997-01-01 2943581
1998-01-01 2868423
1999-01-01 3037620
2000-01-01 3065611
2001-01-01 2693107
2002-01-01 2759299
2003-01-01 2476146
2004-01-01 2404517
2005-01-01 2266751
2006-01-01 2171533
2007-01-01 2085686
2008-01-01 1880714
2009-01-01 1920182
2010-01-01 1954846
2011-01-01 2310884
2012-01-01 2533421
2013-01-01 2757617
2014-01-01 3579313
2015-01-01 4183415
2016-01-01 4848568
2017-01-01 6710452
2018-01-01 6691915
2019-01-01 6605693
2020-01-01 6715560
2021-01-01 7022880
2022-01-01 7030785
2023-01-01 7706189

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