Belgium: Refugee population

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 Belgium

Refugee population

 Latest value 151,408
 Year 2022
 Measure refugees
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 31,772
 Min - Max 11,100 - 151,408
 Source United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Belgium during that period was 31772 refugees with a minimum of 11100 refugees in 1974 and a maximum of 151408 refugees in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 151408 refugees. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 158 countries is 221467 refugees. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Belgium - Refugee population - Recent values chart

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Belgium - Refugee population - historical chart - 1960-2022




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 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 11.69 2022 million
 Percent urban population 98.15 2022 percent
 Population density 383 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 20.09 2023 percent
 Percent children 16.34 2023 percent
 Percent female population 50.56 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 1.81 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 56.89 2022 percent
 Refugee population 151,408 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 12 2015 percent
 Population growth 0.86 2022 percent
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