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Countries With The Most Refugees In The World (by country of origin)
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The majority of refugees in the World originate from African and Asian nations, and, according to the UNHCR, most refugees actually remain in the region which their country of origin is situated. This means that the major refugee generating regions - which are also the poorest regions on the planet - must provide resources to house massive numbers of desperate people, resources which they often cannot provide. In total, the UNHCR estimates that only 1.7 million refugees (from a total of over 15 million) live outside their region of origin.
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Data released by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - June.15.2010 - Next data release 2011
This data is combined with Palestinian refugee statistics from UNRWA (totals affected: Palestine)
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Countries With The Most Refugees In The World (by country of origin)
- At The Beginning Of 2010
Country Of Origin Continent(s) Refugees [1] People In Refugee-Like Situation [1] Total [1] Assisted By UNHCR [1]
1 Palestine [2] Asia 4,861,847 24 4,861,871 14126
2 Afghanistan Asia 1,905,804 981,319 2,887,123 2,781,156
3 Iraq Asia 1,785,212 - 1,785,212 345,134
4 Somalia Africa 678,308 1 678,309 568,840
5 DR Congo Africa 455,852 - 455,852 263,042
6 Burma Asia 206,650 200,019 406,669 197,465
7 Colombia South America 104,388 285,365 389,753 79,375
8 Sudan Africa 348,500 19,695 368,195 332,511
9 Vietnam Asia 339,289 - 339,289 222
10 Eritrea Africa 197,313 11,855 209,168 111,445
11 Serbia Europe 195,167 459 195,626 19,068
Various 174,957 11,727 186,684 3,980
12 China Asia 180,558 - 180,558 289
13 Central African Republic Africa 154,005 5,549 159,554 153,343
14 Turkey Asia / Europe 146,386 1 146,387 10,264
15 Sri Lanka Asia 145,712 9 145,721 2,811
16 Angola Africa 141,021 - 141,021 26,528
17 Rwanda Africa 129,109 - 129,109 27,953
18 Western Sahara Africa 90,474 26,000 116,474 90,407
19 Russia Asia / Europe 109,455 - 109,455 2,986
20 Burundi Africa 94,239 - 94,239 63,979
21 Bhutan Asia 86,773 2,297 89,070 85,913
22 Croatia Europe 76,478 - 76,478 65,632
23 Iran Asia 72,773 1 72,774 15,097
24 Liberia Africa 71,572 27 71,599 62,668
25 Bosnia & Herzegovina Europe 69,911 107 70,018 30,941
26 Ethiopia Africa 62,873 16 62,889 29,425
27 Chad Africa 21,646 33,368 55,014 19,171
28 Mauritania Africa 39,143 - 39,143 31,930
29 Pakistan Asia 35,132 - 35,132 595
30 Ukraine Europe 24,522 - 24,522 86
31 Haiti North America 24,116 - 24,116 235
32 Ivory Coast Africa 23,153 - 23,153 14,036
33 Zimbabwe Africa 22,449 - 22,449 921
34 Congo, Republic of Africa 20,544 - 20,544 8,724
35 Tibet (China) Asia 20,080 - 20,080 -
36 India Asia 19,514 - 19,514 19
37 Togo Africa 18,377 1 18,378 7,809
38 Indonesia Asia / Oceania 12,478 5,735 18,213 3,292
39 Armenia Asia / Europe 18,000 - 18,000 207
40 Syria Asia 17,884 30 17,914 1,153
41 Cambodia Asia 17,011 14 17,025 106
42 Azerbaijan Asia / Europe 16,939 - 16,939 2,468
43 Senegal Africa 16,305 - 16,305 14,492
44 Lebanon Asia 16,259 1 16,260 34
Stateless 15,864 2 15,866 176
45 Albania Europe 15,711 - 15,711 14
46 Nigeria Africa 15,608 1 15,609 376
47 Sierra Leone Africa 15,417 - 15,417 3,281
48 Georgia Asia / Europe 10,020 5,000 15,020 2,527
49 Ghana Africa 14,890 3 14,893 137
50 Cameroon Africa 14,766 - 14,766 2,156
51 Guinea Africa 10,920 - 10,920 111
52 Bangladesh Asia 10,432 - 10,432 28
53 Kenya Africa 9,620 - 9,620 4,428
54 Laos Asia 8,398 - 8,398 272
55 Algeria Africa 8,184 1 8,185 134
56 Macedonia Europe 7,926 - 7,926 17
57 Uganda Africa 7,554 - 7,554 2,961
58 Cuba North America 6,549 1,000 7,549 1,425
59 Egypt Africa 6,987 3 6,990 61
60 Uzbekistan Asia 6,669 - 6,669 486
61 Mexico North America 6,435 - 6,435 7
62 Peru South America 6,271 - 6,271 647
63 Venezuela South America 6,221 - 6,221 216
64 Moldova Europe 5,925 - 5,925 13
65 Guatemala North America 5,768 - 5,768 72
66 Belarus Europe 5,525 - 5,525 16
67 Nepal Asia 5,108 - 5,108 58
68 El Salvador North America 5,051 - 5,051 445
69 Romania Europe 4,357 1 4,358 33
70 Kazakhstan Asia / Europe 3,744 - 3,744 12
71 Mali Africa 2,926 - 2,926 10
72 Bulgaria Europe 2,745 - 2,745 13
73 Kyrgyzstan Asia 2,612 - 2,612 24
74 Montenegro Europe 2,582 - 2,582 2
75 United States North America 2,367 1 2,368 9
76 Morocco Africa 2,285 1 2,286 23
77 Tunisia Africa 2,259 1 2,260 46
78 Libya Africa 2,202 - 2,202 24
79 Jordan Asia 2,127 2 2,129 30
80 Poland Europe 2,059 - 2,059 5
81 Gambia Africa 1,973 - 1,973 15
82 Yemen Asia 1,933 1 1,934 256
83 Fiji Oceania 1,892 - 1,892 -
84 Hungary Europe 1,537 - 1,537 3
85 Mongolia Asia 1,495 - 1,495 -
86 Nicaragua North America 1,478 - 1,478 807
87 Chile South America 1,312 - 1,312 8
88 Israel Asia 1,310 - 1,310 19
89 Tanzania Africa 1,204 - 1,204 25
90 Honduras North America 1,166 - 1,166 25
91 Guinea-Bissau Africa 1,109 - 1,109 32
92 Czech Republic Europe 1,067 - 1,067 5
93 Ecuador South America 1,027 - 1,027 14
94 Philippines Asia 979 14 993 2
95 Burkina Faso Africa 986 4 990 14
96 Brazil South America 973 - 973 -
97 Kuwait Asia 938 - 938 24
98 Namibia Africa 921 - 921 885
99 Jamaica North America 909 - 909 -
100 North Korea Asia 881 - 881 20
101 St Vincent & Grenadines North America 849 - 849 -
102 Niger Africa 822 - 822 11
103 Latvia Europe 791 - 791 3
104 Turkmenistan Asia 743 - 743 29
105 Guyana South America 727 - 727 -
106 Saudi Arabia Asia 633 - 633 9
107 Djibouti Africa 622 - 622 72
108 Argentina South America 608 - 608 13
109 Bolivia South America 573 - 573 100
110 South Korea Asia 573 - 573 -
111 Tajikistan Asia 562 - 562 41
112 Malaysia Asia 532 - 532 -
113 Thailand Asia 486 16 502 140
114 Lithuania Europe 501 - 501 2
115 United Arab Emirates Asia 414 - 414 -
116 Benin Africa 411 - 411 18
117 South Africa Africa 384 - 384 2
118 Costa Rica North America 344 - 344 -
119 Equatorial Guinea Africa 344 - 344 68
120 Slovakia Europe 334 - 334 -
121 Grenada North America 333 - 333 -
122 Saint Lucia North America 314 - 314 -
123 Madagascar Africa 274 - 274 1
124 Comoros Africa 268 - 268 2
125 Estonia Europe 248 - 248 1
126 Trinidad & Tobago North America 240 - 240 -
127 Dominican Republic North America 230 - 230 8
128 Zambia Africa 206 - 206 1
129 Uruguay South America 188 - 188 1
130 Germany Europe 170 - 170 3
131 United Kingdom Europe 155 1 156 -
132 Japan Asia 150 - 150 -
133 Gabon Africa 144 - 144 6
134 Mozambique Africa 136 - 136 5
135 Malawi Africa 130 - 130 2
136 Panama North America 105 - 105 20
137 Canada North America 99 - 99 1
138 France Europe 87 - 87 -
139 Singapore Asia 80 - 80 -
140 Bahrain Asia 79 - 79 -
141 Paraguay South America 77 - 77 4
142 Belgium Europe 71 - 71 -
143 Papua New Guinea Oceania 70 - 70 -
144 Qatar Asia 68 - 68 -
145 Solomon Islands Oceania 66 - 66 -
146 Oman Asia 64 - 64 -
147 Greece Europe 62 - 62 1
148 Dominica North America 53 - 53 -
149 Seychelles Africa 49 - 49 -
150 Suriname South America 45 - 45 -
151 Italy Europe 45 - 45 -
152 Netherlands Europe 44 - 44 -
153 Slovenia Europe 39 - 39 -
154 Spain Europe 34 - 34 1
155 Kiribati Oceania 33 - 33 -
156 Sao Tome & Principe Africa 33 - 33 32
157 Swaziland Africa 32 - 32 3
158 Portugal Europe 31 - 31 -
159 Botswana Africa 30 - 30 -
160 Barbados North America 29 - 29 -
161 Antigua & Barbuda North America 28 - 28 -
162 Australia Oceania 28 - 28 -
163 Cape Verde Africa 24 - 24 -
164 Mauritius Africa 23 - 23 -
165 Sweden Europe 18 1 19 -
166 Switzerland Europe 18 - 18 -
167 Belize North America 17 - 17 -
168 Maldives Asia 16 - 16 -
169 Bahamas North America 15 - 15 -
170 Austria Europe 12 - 12 -
171 Hong Kong Asia 12 - 12 -
172 Cyprus Asia / Europe 11 - 11 4
173 Lesotho Africa 10 - 10 -
174 Denmark Europe 10 - 10 -
175 New Zealand Oceania 10 - 10 -
176 Malta Europe 9 - 9 -
177 Macao Asia 9 - 9 -
178 Ireland, Republic of Europe 7 - 7 -
179 East Timor Asia / Oceania 7 - 7 -
180 Andorra Europe 6 - 6 -
181 Finland Europe 6 - 6 -
182 Tonga Oceania 5 - 5 1
183 Iceland Europe 4 - 4 -
184 Norway Europe 4 - 4 -
185 Saint Kitts & Nevis North America 4 - 4 -
186 Brunei Asia 1 - 1 -
187 Cook Islands Oceania 1 - 1 -
188 Gibraltar Europe 1 - 1 -
189 Monaco Europe 1 - 1 -
190 San Marino Europe 1 - 1 -
191 Turks & Caicos Islands North America 1 - 1 -
Confirmed Total 13,573,537 1,589,673 15,163,210 5,498,806
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[1] "2009 Global Trends: Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons" UNHCR REPORT - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
UNHCR definition of 'Refugee': Persons recognized as refugees under the 1951 UN Convention/1967 Protocol, the 1969 OAU Convention, in accordance with the UNHCR Statute, persons granted a complementary form of protection and those granted temporary protection. In the absence of Government figures, UNHCR has estimated the refugee population in 24 industrialized countries based on 10 years of individual refugee recognition.
UNHCR definition of 'People In Refugee-Like Situation': This category is descriptive in nature and includes groups of persons who are outside their country or territory of origin and who face protection risks similar to those of refugees, but for whom refugee status has, for practical or other reasons, not been ascertained.
This complete dataset was published by UNHCR on June.15.2010 & last retrieved by BlatantWorld.com on November.10.2010.
[2] "UNRWA In Figures - As Of 1st January 2010" [PDF] - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNHCR). We have added the total number of Palestinian refugees, to the overall UNHCR total for Palestine.
*NOTE The Palestinian refugees are mostly being cared for by the UNRWA, so their numbers will not show up in the 'Assisted by UNHCR' column, as the UNHCR does not deal with Palestinian refugees in the Near East (Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine only), which is where most of the Palestinian refugees are currently based. The figures shown in this column above only relate to those cared for by the UNHCR in other countries.

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