Germany: Refugee population

(measure: refugees; Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
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Germany: Refugee population

, 1960 - 2020: For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1960 to 2020. The average value for Germany during that period was 532911 refugees with a minimum of 83500 refugees in 1978 and a maximum of 1418000 refugees in 1993. The latest value from 2020 is 1210636 refugees. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 163 countries is 159742 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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