Brazil: Refugee population

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 Brazil

Refugee population

 Latest value 61956
 Reference 2021
 Measure refugees
 Source United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from 1969 to 2021. The average value for Brazil during that period was 14711 refugees with a minimum of 2050 refugees in 1995 and a maximum of 61956 refugees in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 61956 refugees. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 159 countries is 168459 refugees. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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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