* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Refugee population, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 163 countries was 159742 refugees.The highest value was in Turkey: 3652362 refugees and the lowest value was in the Comoros: 5 refugees. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: refugees; Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
3652362
3009517
2348243
1438955
1421133
1349955
1210636
1040308
866534
800464
800025
584059
490243
478664
452941
436406
436100
340881
303410
272856
270392
248425
234655
233308
195403
166936
141866
139501
132349
129924
128033
115868
109264
107930
104652
103679
103136
97671
96214
93638
78911
76754
75476
72278
68119
66081
66075
65033
59147
57451
49713
47385
45469
36718
27107
26130
25806
23483
21208
21168
20325
20252
19565
14897
14366
14037
12411
11235
10808
10801
10134
9648
9266
9208
9083
9070
8233
8161
6034
5898
5588
5257
5213
4757
4383
4327
4184
4045
3631
3588
3498
3224
2915
2811
2632
2620
2445
2274
2111
2078
1959
1915
1898
1861
1808
1800
1701
1582
1510
1401
1330
1156
1137
1036
1013
997
970
966
858
744
737
719
667
637
482
462
445
435
342
340
334
326
314
308
297
281
266
256
201
201
176
172
154
127
115
85
63
33
32
29
25
24
22
20
20
18
14
10
5
5
5
5
5
0
913090.5
1826181
2739271.5
3652362



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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