Central African Republic: Refugee population

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 Central African Republic

Refugee population

 Latest value 11,213
 Year 2022
 Measure refugees
 Data availability 1964 - 2022
 Average 20,708
 Min - Max 1,000 - 55,658
 Source United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
For that indicator, we provide data for the Central African Republic from 1964 to 2022. The average value for the Central African Republic during that period was 20708 refugees with a minimum of 1000 refugees in 1979 and a maximum of 55658 refugees in 2000. The latest value from 2022 is 11213 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
Central African Republic - Refugee population - Recent values chart

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Central African Republic - Refugee population - historical chart - 1964-2022




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 5.58 2022 million
 Percent urban population 43.12 2022 percent
 Population density 9 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 2.51 2022 percent
 Percent children 48.13 2022 percent
 Percent female population 50.02 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 56.88 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 102.62 2022 percent
 Refugee population 11,213 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 2 2015 percent
 Population growth 2.21 2022 percent
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