(measure: refugees; Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Refugee population, 1978 - 2020:
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1978 to 2020. The average value for South Korea during that period was 575 refugees with a minimum of 5 refugees in 1995 and a maximum of 3498 refugees in 2020.
The latest value from 2020 is 3498 refugees. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 163
countries is 159742 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.