(measure: refugees; Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Refugee population
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1990 to 2018. The average value for South Korea during that period was 471 refugees with a minimum of 1 refugees in 1998 and a maximum of 2903 refugees in 2018.
The latest value from 2018 is 2903 refugees. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 164
countries is 156122 refugees.
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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.