India: Refugee population

(measure: refugees; Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

India: Refugee population

: For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1990 to 2018. The average value for India during that period was 194976 refugees with a minimum of 139283 refugees in 2005 and a maximum of 262798 refugees in 1993. The latest value from 2018 is 195891 refugees. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 164 countries is 156122 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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