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Table Data - Refugee Population by Country or Territory of Asylum for Low and Middle Income Countries

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Title Refugee Population by Country or Territory of Asylum for Low and Middle Income Countries
Series ID SMPOPREFGLMY
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 17696746
1991-01-01 17123841
1992-01-01 17244550
1993-01-01 15803351
1994-01-01 15463750
1995-01-01 14882964
1996-01-01 13226107
1997-01-01 12366736
1998-01-01 12294631
1999-01-01 12628383
2000-01-01 13376149
2001-01-01 13206247
2002-01-01 11734358
2003-01-01 10937482
2004-01-01 11150426
2005-01-01 10580108
2006-01-01 11514301
2007-01-01 13522538
2008-01-01 12697579
2009-01-01 12946525
2010-01-01 13046839
2011-01-01 13037189
2012-01-01 13246338
2013-01-01 14911755
2014-01-01 17398865
2015-01-01 18898893
2016-01-01 19620759
2017-01-01 22212505
2018-01-01 22590134
2019-01-01 22508953
2020-01-01 22775842
2021-01-01 23360601
2022-01-01 26111588
2023-01-01 27542251

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