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Refugees by Country - 2007 Rankings
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Source:  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland

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    Refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees (refugees and IDPs), stateless persons,
    and others of concern to UNHCR by country/territory of asylum, end-2007
    Ranked by country, highest to lowest total
    See notes below the table for explanations*                           This table can be viewed correctly only with MS Internet Explorer
    Table headings, Country name, Refugees, Asylees, Internally Displaced Persons, Totals
    Colombia11 168 - 168 88 14 3,000,000 - 11 - 3,000,281 Iraq 42,354 - 42,354 2,413 45,420 2,385,865 36,000 130,000 - 2,642,052 Dem. Rep. Congo 177,390 - 177,390 100 59,835 1,317,879 1000000 - - 2,555,204 Uganda17 228,959 - 228,959 5,776 6 1,235,992 579,000 - - 2,049,733 Pakistan14 887273 1147750 2035023 3,125 6 - - - - 2,038,154 Syria12 1503769 - 1503769 5,884 24 - - 300,000 - 1,809,677 Sudan 222,722 - 222,722 7,324 130,693 1,250,000 84,834 - - 1,695,573 Nepal 128,181 2,500 130,681 1,633 - 50,000 50,000 800,000 141 1,032,455 Somalia 901 - 901 8,709 2,214 1,000,000 - - - 1,011,824 Iran 963,546 - 963,546 1,188 9 - - - - 964,743 Myanmar - - - - - 67,290 - 723,571 - 790,861 Cote d'Ivoire 24,647 - 24,647 1,784 27 709,048 180 - - 735,686 Azerbaijan 2,352 - 2,352 75 - 686,586 - 2,078 431 691,522 Germany 578,879 - 578,879 34,063 - - - 9,091 - 622,033 Sri Lanka 182 - 182 198 2,000 459,567 158,600 - - 620,547 Afghanistan 42 - 42 4 373,856 153,718 8,012 - - 535,632 Jordan12 500,281 - 500,281 367 1 - - 9 - 500,658 Chad 294,017 - 294,017 48 41 178,918 - - - 473,024 Tanzania 435,630 - 435,630 308 - - - - - 435,938 Latvia 29 - 29 15 - - - 372,622 - 372,666 Kenya 265,729 - 265,729 5,765 1 - - 100,000 - 371,495 United States 281,219 - 281,219 83,884 - - - - - 365,103 Serbia 97,995 - 97,995 12 865 226,350 1,631 - - 326,853 Saudi Arabia 240,742 - 240,742 293 - - - 70,000 - 311,035 United Kingdom 299,718 - 299,718 10,900 - - - 205 - 310,823 China 301,078 - 301,078 70 1 - - - 22 301,171 Ecuador 14,903 250,004 264,907 27,414 1 - - - - 292,322 Georgia 1,047 - 1,047 10 - 273,193 - 1,340 - 275,590 Lebanon 50,266 71 50,337 582 - 70,000 130,000 - - 250,919 Russia 1,655 - 1,655 3,080 260 189,274 1,141 51,296 2,893 249,599 Canada 175,741 - 175,741 37,513 - - - - - 213,254 Cent African Rep 7,535 - 7,535 1,970 18 197,000 5,000 - - 211,523 Venezuela 907 200,000 200,907 9,602 5 - - - - 210,514 South Africa15 36,736 - 36,736 170,865 - - - - - 207,601 Yemen 117,363 - 117,363 717 - 77,000 - - - 195,080 France 151,789 - 151,789 31,051 - - - 948 - 183,788 India 161,537 - 161,537 2,429 - - - - - 163,966 Bosnia+Herzeg. 7,367 - 7,367 627 3,092 130,984 4,516 - - 146,586 Malaysia 32,243 415 32,658 6,851 - - - 40,001 61,314 140,824 Thailand 125,643 - 125,643 13,484 - - - - - 139,127 Kuwait 159 38,000 38,159 701 - - - 91,000 - 129,860 Estonia 18 - 18 6 - - - 116,248 - 116,272 Zambia 112,931 - 112,931 28 - - - - - 112,959 Egypt 97,556 - 97,556 14,885 - - - 74 - 112,515 Sweden 75,078 - 75,078 27,723 - - - 5,571 - 108,372 Netherlands 86,587 - 86,587 5,840 - - - 4,461 - 96,888 Algeria10 94,137 - 94,137 1,597 1 - - - - 95,735 Ethiopia 85,183 - 85,183 185 27 - - - - 85,395 Timor-Leste16 1 - 1 4 - 62,625 9,965 - - 72,595 Burundi 24,468 15 24,483 7,531 39,817 - - - - 71,831 Austria 30,773 - 30,773 38,442 - - - 472 - 69,687 Ukraine 2,277 5,000 7,277 1,302 - - - 58,704 - 67,283 Rwanda 53,577 - 53,577 728 9,501 - - - - 63,806 Cameroon 60,137 - 60,137 2,157 3 - - - - 62,297 Switzerland 45,653 - 45,653 10,745 - - - 80 - 56,478 Liberia 10,458 8 10,466 95 44,359 - - - - 54,920 Congo 38,472 - 38,472 4,793 153 - - - - 43,418 Norway 34,522 - 34,522 6,677 - - - 231 - 41,430 Italy 38,068 - 38,068 1,500 - - - 886 - 40,454 Ghana 34,958 - 34,958 444 - - - - - 35,402 Belgium 17,575 - 17,575 15,247 - - - 468 - 33,290 Greece 2,228 - 2,228 28,463 - - - 108 - 30,799 Mauritania 971 29,500 30,471 25 - - - - - 30,496 Guinea 25,226 - 25,226 4,025 - - - - - 29,251 Denmark 26,788 - 26,788 560 - - - 796 - 28,144 Bangladesh 27,573 - 27,573 53 - - - - - 27,626 Angola 12,069 - 12,069 2,921 12,017 - - - - 27,007 Montenegro13 8,528 - 8,528 2 - 16,155 137 - - 24,822 Australia 22,164 - 22,164 1,516 - - - - - 23,680 Senegal 20,421 - 20,421 2,538 - - - - - 22,959 Brazil 3,783 17,000 20,783 427 - - - - - 21,210 Costa Rica 11,604 5,586 17,190 511 - - - - - 17,701 Panama 1,890 15,000 16,890 530 - - - 2 - 17,422 Poland 10,053 - 10,053 5,940 - - - 74 - 16,067 Gambia 14,895 - 14,895 2 1 - - - - 14,898 Ireland 9,333 - 9,333 4,400 - - - - - 13,733 Cyprus 1,194 - 1,194 11,892 - - - - - 13,086 Gabon 8,826 - 8,826 4,260 - - - - - 13,086 Turkey 6,956 - 6,956 5,189 164 - - - 306 12,615 Kazakhstan 4,285 - 4,285 70 - - - 7,856 - 12,211 Mali 9,203 - 9,203 1,910 - - - - - 11,113 Belarus 649 - 649 10 - - - 8,025 2,416 11,100 Kyrgyzstan 370 353 723 715 - - - 9,480 - 10,918 Papua N. Guinea 10,003 - 10,003 9 - - - - - 10,012 Hungary 8,131 - 8,131 1,565 - - - 241 - 9,937 Malawi 2,929 - 2,929 6,782 - - - - - 9,711 Viet Nam 2,357 - 2,357 - 64 - - 7,200 - 9,621 Sierra Leone 8,795 - 8,795 226 364 - - - - 9,385 Nigeria 8,460 - 8,460 700 110 - - - - 9,270 Turkmenistan 125 - 125 16 - - - 8,500 - 8,641 Guinea-Bissau 7,860 - 7,860 343 - - - - - 8,203 Benin 7,621 - 7,621 536 - - - - - 8,157 Croatia 1,642 - 1,642 54 2,137 2,873 1,102 18 - 7,826 Namibia 6,525 - 6,525 1,205 53 - - - - 7,783 Djibouti 6,651 - 6,651 487 - - - - - 7,138 Eritrea 5,031 11 5,042 2,019 - - - - - 7,061 Finland 6,204 - 6,204 721 - - - 68 - 6,993 Mozambique 2,767 - 2,767 4,161 1 - - - - 6,929 Israel 1,156 - 1,156 5,762 - - - - - 6,918 Libya 4,098 - 4,098 2,777 - - - - - 6,875 Lithuania 688 - 688 29 - - - 5,900 - 6,617 Bulgaria 4,836 - 4,836 1,012 - - - - - 5,848 Spain 5,147 - 5,147 - - - - 20 - 5,167 Japan 1,794 - 1,794 1,515 - - - 1,717 - 5,026 Togo 1,328 - 1,328 132 3,398 - - - - 4,858 Armenia 4,566 - 4,566 98 - - - - - 4,664 Zimbabwe 3,981 - 3,981 543 - - - - - 4,524 Slovenia 263 - 263 55 - - - 4,090 - 4,408 Argentina 3,263 - 3,263 1,087 - - - - - 4,350 Czech Rep. 2,037 - 2,037 2,186 - - - - - 4,223 Malta 3,000 - 3,000 861 - - - - - 3,861 Botswana 2,465 - 2,465 4 - - - - 473 2,942 Luxembourg 2,737 - 2,737 38 - - - 154 - 2,929 New Zealand 2,740 - 2,740 176 - - - - - 2,916 TFYR Macedonia 1,164 71 1,235 171 - - - 537 454 2,397 Romania 1,757 - 1,757 166 - - - 257 - 2,180 Hong Kong, China 97 - 97 1,924 - - - - - 2,021 Chile 1,376 - 1,376 518 - - - - - 1,894 Moldova 151 - 151 79 - - - 1,663 - 1,893 Slovakia 279 - 279 584 - - - 911 - 1,774 Mexico 1,616 - 1,616 49 - - - - - 1,665 Peru 995 - 995 540 - - - - - 1,535 Tajikistan 1,133 - 1,133 144 - - - 249 - 1,526 Morocco 786 - 786 671 - - - - - 1,457 Rep. of Korea 118 - 118 1,155 - - - - - 1,273 Burkina Faso 535 - 535 598 - - - - - 1,133 Uzbekistan 1,054 - 1,054 - 6 - - 6 - 1,066 Swaziland 789 - 789 252 - - - - - 1,041 Bolivia 632 - 632 162 - - - - - 794 Cuba 615 - 615 14 8 - - - - 637 Indonesia 315 - 315 211 - - - - - 526 Cambodia 179 - 179 239 - - - - - 418 Guatemala 379 - 379 2 - - - - - 381 Belize 358 - 358 2 - - - - - 360 Portugal 353 - 353 - - - - - - 353 Niger 319 - 319 19 - - - - - 338 Philippines 106 - 106 31 - - - - 165 302 Liechtenstein 283 - 283 14 - - - - - 297 Un. Ar. Emirates 159 - 159 64 - - - - - 223 Nicaragua 184 - 184 25 - - - - - 209 Uruguay 140 - 140 37 - - - - - 177 Tunisia 101 - 101 54 1 - - - - 156 Trinidad+Tobago 22 - 22 103 - - - - - 125 Albania 77 - 77 22 2 - - - - 101 Qatar 46 - 46 44 - - - - - 90 Iceland 49 - 49 35 - - - 1 - 85 Mongolia 5 - 5 3 - - - 75 - 83 Paraguay 62 - 62 14 - - - - - 76 Oman 7 - 7 41 - - - - - 48 El Salvador 39 - 39 5 - - - - - 44 Honduras 22 - 22 21 - - - - - 43 Various - - - - 38 - - - - 38 Bahrain - - - 35 - - - - - 35 Singapore 10 - 10 24 - - - - - 34 Occ. Palestinian - - - - 23 - - - - 23 Equatorial Guinea - - - - 3 - - - - 3 Saint Lucia - - - 3 - - - - - 3 Haiti 1 - 1 1 - - - - - 2 Micronesia 2 - 2 - - - - - - 2 Fiji - - - 1 - - - - - 1 Suriname 1 - 1 - - - - - - 1 Vanuatu 1 - 1 - - - - - - 1 Comoros - - - - - - - - - - Laos - - - - - - - - - - Lesotho - - - - - - - - - - Madagascar - - - - - - - - - - Mauritius - - - - - - - - - - Sao Tome+Princ. - - - - - - - - - - Total 9679649 1711284 11390933 739,986 730,640 13740317 2070118 2937315 68,615 31,677,924 Notes: The data are generally provided by Governments, based on their own definitions and methods of data collection. A dash (-) indicates that the value is zero, not available or not applicable. 1 Country or territory of asylum or residence. 2 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 estimates, UNHCR has estimated the refugee population in 24 industrialized countries based on 10 years of individual refugee recognition. 3 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. 4 Persons whose application for asylum or refugee status is pending at any stage in the asylum procedure. 5 Refugees who have returned to their place of origin during the calendar year. Source: Country of origin and asylum. 6 Persons who are displaced within their country and to whom UNHCR extends protection and/or assistance. It also includes people in IDP-like situations. This category is descriptive in nature and includes groups of persons who are inside their country of nationality or habitual residence and who face protection risks similar to those of IDPs but who, for practical or other reasons, could not be reported as such. 7 IDPs protected/assisted by UNHCR who have returned to their place of origin during the calendar year. 8 Refers to persons who are not considered nationals by any State under the operation of its laws. See table 8 for footnotes. 9 Refers to individuals who do not necessarily fall directly into any of the other groups but to whom UNHCR may extend its protection and/or assistance services. These activities might be based on humanitarian or other special grounds. 10 According to the Government of Algeria, there are an estimated 165,000 Sahrawi refugees in the Tindouf camps. 11 According to the Constitutional Court of Colombia, there are serious discrepancies between the real magnitude of the situation and the figures of the national registration system. In a latest Order of Compliance to the Landmark Judgment on Displacement, the Court cites the Director of the Agencia Presidencial de Accion Social y la Cooperacion Internacional who acknowledged in public statements that IDP figures in Colombia are close to 3 million (Order of Compliance 218, dated 11 August 2006, related to the Landmark Judgment T-025). 12 Refugee figures for Iraqis in Jordan and the Syrian Arab Republic are Government estimates. 13 Although counted as IDPs here (and officially referred to as such by the Montenegrin Government), this population consists of persons displaced from Serbia (Kosovo) who are not being accorded the same rights as Montenegrin citizens in practice. 14 Total refugee figures for Pakistan include recognized Afghan refugees (1,700), registered Afghans in refugee villages who are assisted by UNHCR (886,700), and registered Afghans outside refugee villages who are living in a “refugee-like” situation (1,147,500). Individuals in all categories have been issued a Proof of Registration Card by the Government of Pakistan. Following the completion of the registration exercise in 2007, those living outside refugee villages are now in the “refugee-like” category. They do not receive direct UNHCR material assistance but they benefit from advocacy and upon return reintegration support. 15 Asylum-seekers (pending cases) refers to 89,000 undecided cases at first instance (at the end of 2007) and 82,000 in the backlog procedure (at the end of 2006; no update available). 16 UNHCR's assistance activites for IDPs in Timor-Leste ended in July 2007. 17 The IDP figure at the end of 2007 represents the remaining IDP population in camps and transit sites. They remain of concern to UNHCR together with those 579,000 who have already returned to their villages. Source: UNHCR/Governments.



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