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Refugees by the World

25,911,084 Persons in 2017

Though World refugees fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1995 - 2017 period ending at 25.9 million persons in 2017.

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Date Value Change, %
2017 25,911,084.00 5.11 %
2015 24,651,000.00 57.42 %
2013 15,659,622.00 -1.39 %
2010 15,880,355.00 15.43 %
2005 13,757,766.00 -16.64 %
2000 16,503,717.00 -9.03 %
1995 18,142,316.00 -4.40 %
1990 18,977,581.00
Macro Region (Persons in 2017)
Asia 14,681,741 UNDESA
Africa 6,276,439 UNDESA
Europe 3,494,293 UNDESA
South America 373,104 UNDESA
Oceania 70,380 UNDESA
Central America and the Caribbean 336 timeseries
Middle East 377 timeseries
North America 472 timeseries
Southeast Asia 313 timeseries
Country (Persons in 2017)

Turkey is the top country by refugees in the world. As of 2017, refugees in Turkey was 3.12 million persons that accounts for 12.02 % of the world's refugees. The top 5 countries (others are Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and Pakistan) account for 42.90 % of it. The world's total refugees was estimated at 25.9 million persons in 2017.

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Turkey 3,115,317 UNDESA + 1 other
Jordan 2,928,724 UNDESA + 1 other
Palestine 2,155,274 UNDESA
Lebanon 1,558,615 UNDESA
Pakistan 1,357,416 UNDESA + 1 other
Germany 1,256,828 UNDESA + 1 other
Uganda 1,162,715 UNDESA + 1 other
Iran 978,283 UNDESA
United States of America 815,608 UNDESA + 1 other
Ethiopia 793,595 UNDESA + 1 other
Syrian Arab Republic 662,793 UNDESA
Kenya 516,215 UNDESA + 1 other
Democratic Republic of the Congo 453,283 UNDESA + 1 other
Sudan 437,518 UNDESA + 1 other
Chad 393,160 UNDESA + 1 other
Cameroon 378,666 UNDESA + 1 other
France 354,880 UNDESA + 1 other
Sweden 317,477 UNDESA + 1 other
Russian Federation 316,595 UNDESA + 1 other
South Africa 309,342 UNDESA + 1 other
China 301,658 UNDESA + 1 other
United Republic of Tanzania 293,260 UNDESA + 1 other
Iraq 289,755 UNDESA + 1 other
Yemen 279,349 UNDESA + 1 other
Bangladesh 276,208 UNDESA + 1 other
South Sudan 264,982 UNDESA + 1 other
Egypt 263,407 UNDESA + 1 other
Malaysia 226,974 UNDESA + 1 other
Italy 216,027 UNDESA + 1 other
India 211,101 UNDESA + 1 other
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 174,324 UNDESA + 1 other
Niger 166,158 UNDESA + 1 other
Austria 165,446 UNDESA + 1 other
Canada 155,839 UNDESA + 1 other
Rwanda 152,121 UNDESA + 1 other
United Kingdom 151,621 UNDESA + 1 other
Ecuador 133,118 UNDESA + 1 other
Netherlands 114,303 UNDESA + 1 other
Thailand 111,457 UNDESA + 1 other
Switzerland 110,044 UNDESA + 1 other
Algeria 99,827 UNDESA + 1 other
Greece 94,630 UNDESA + 1 other
Mauritania 74,735 UNDESA + 1 other
Norway 70,674 UNDESA + 1 other
Belgium 61,780 UNDESA + 1 other
Afghanistan 59,996 UNDESA + 1 other
Australia 58,153 UNDESA + 1 other
Burundi 56,997 UNDESA + 1 other
Congo 54,881 UNDESA + 1 other
Angola 45,698 UNDESA + 1 other
Israel 44,623 UNDESA + 1 other
Denmark 41,640 UNDESA + 1 other
Brazil 41,080 UNDESA + 1 other
Libya 37,602 UNDESA + 1 other
Bulgaria 33,655 UNDESA + 1 other
Burkina Faso 32,682 UNDESA + 1 other
Zambia 32,669 UNDESA + 1 other
Serbia 31,314 UNDESA
Nepal 30,651 UNDESA + 1 other
Finland 30,133 UNDESA + 1 other
Spain 28,205 UNDESA + 1 other
Djibouti 25,744 UNDESA + 1 other
Malawi 25,697 UNDESA + 1 other
Mozambique 23,965 UNDESA + 1 other
Liberia 22,063 UNDESA + 1 other
Somalia 21,577 UNDESA + 1 other
Panama 21,538 UNDESA + 1 other
Armenia 18,905 UNDESA + 1 other
Japan 18,786 UNDESA + 1 other
Ghana 18,457 UNDESA + 1 other
Mali 18,206 UNDESA
Senegal 17,614 UNDESA + 1 other
Cyprus 16,165 UNDESA + 1 other
Hungary 14,314 UNDESA + 1 other
Indonesia 13,838 UNDESA + 1 other
Togo 13,807 UNDESA + 1 other
Poland 12,912 UNDESA + 1 other
Croatia 12,554 UNDESA + 1 other
Central African Republic 11,876 UNDESA + 1 other
Ireland 10,392 UNDESA + 1 other
Papua New Guinea 9,720 UNDESA + 1 other
Ukraine 9,665 UNDESA + 1 other
Guinea Bissau 8,807 UNDESA + 1 other
Zimbabwe 8,557 UNDESA + 1 other
Colombia 8,390 UNDESA + 1 other
Costa Rica 8,390 UNDESA + 1 other
Malta 8,126 UNDESA + 1 other
Gambia 7,890 UNDESA + 1 other
Republic of Korea 7,827 UNDESA + 1 other
Morocco 6,398 UNDESA + 1 other
Peru 6,041 UNDESA + 1 other
Mexico 5,877 UNDESA + 1 other
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5,324 UNDESA + 1 other
Guinea 5,176 UNDESA + 1 other
Argentina 4,986 UNDESA + 1 other
Namibia 4,775 UNDESA + 1 other
Czech Republic 4,529 UNDESA + 1 other
Belarus 4,408 UNDESA + 1 other
Luxembourg 4,066 UNDESA + 1 other
Chile 3,670 UNDESA + 1 other
Belize 3,126 UNDESA + 1 other
Romania 2,917 UNDESA + 1 other
Tajikistan 2,894 UNDESA + 1 other
Gabon 2,893 UNDESA + 1 other
Botswana 2,845 UNDESA + 1 other
Côte d'Ivoire 2,842 UNDESA
Georgia 2,692 UNDESA + 1 other
Eritrea 2,598 UNDESA + 1 other
Hong Kong 2,455 UNDESA + 1 other
Guatemala 1,835 UNDESA + 1 other
Portugal 1,806 UNDESA + 1 other
Nigeria 1,712 UNDESA + 1 other
Kuwait 1,695 UNDESA + 1 other
New Zealand 1,679 UNDESA + 1 other
Kazakhstan 1,566 UNDESA + 1 other
Azerbaijan 1,492 UNDESA + 1 other
Albania 1,387 UNDESA + 1 other
Dominican Republic 1,341 UNDESA + 1 other
Sri Lanka 1,319 UNDESA + 1 other
United Arab Emirates 1,265 UNDESA + 1 other
Lithuania 1,197 UNDESA + 1 other
Slovakia 1,129 UNDESA + 1 other
Montenegro 1,056 UNDESA + 1 other
Eswatini 1,055 UNDESA + 1 other
Nauru 796 UNDESA + 1 other
Sierra Leone 782 UNDESA + 1 other
Bolivia 775 UNDESA + 1 other
North Macedonia 771 UNDESA + 1 other
Benin 752 UNDESA + 1 other
Tunisia 729 UNDESA + 1 other
Nicaragua 631 UNDESA + 1 other
Philippines 614 UNDESA + 1 other
Slovenia 607 UNDESA + 1 other
Oman 596 UNDESA + 1 other
Republic of Moldova 557 UNDESA + 1 other
Uruguay 477 UNDESA + 1 other
Kyrgyzstan 464 UNDESA + 1 other
Latvia 396 UNDESA + 1 other
Iceland 357 UNDESA + 1 other
Cuba 355 UNDESA + 1 other
Bahrain 350 UNDESA + 1 other
Estonia 285 UNDESA + 1 other
Qatar 269 UNDESA + 1 other
Liechtenstein 254 UNDESA + 1 other
Paraguay 223 UNDESA + 1 other
Trinidad and Tobago 205 UNDESA + 1 other
Saudi Arabia 165 UNDESA + 1 other
Cambodia 104 UNDESA + 1 other
Bahamas 97 UNDESA + 1 other
Madagascar 66 UNDESA + 1 other
Lesotho 43 UNDESA + 1 other
El Salvador 35 UNDESA + 1 other
Monaco 32 UNDESA + 1 other
Uzbekistan 29 UNDESA + 1 other
Honduras 26 UNDESA + 1 other
Turkmenistan 26 UNDESA + 1 other
Jamaica 25 UNDESA + 1 other
Fiji 20 UNDESA + 1 other
Mongolia 18 UNDESA + 1 other
Antigua and Barbuda 16 UNDESA + 1 other
Guyana 11 UNDESA + 1 other
Suriname 9 UNDESA + 1 other
Timor-Leste 6 UNDESA + 1 other
Micronesia (Federated States of) 4 UNDESA + 1 other
Haiti 3 UNDESA + 1 other
Samoa 3 UNDESA + 1 other
Solomon Islands 3 UNDESA + 1 other
Saint Lucia 2 UNDESA + 1 other
Palau 1 UNDESA + 1 other
Singapore 1 UNDESA + 1 other
Vanuatu 1 UNDESA + 1 other
Andorra 0 UNDESA
Barbados 0 UNDESA + 1 other
Bhutan 0 UNDESA + 1 other
Brunei Darussalam 0 UNDESA
Cabo Verde 0 UNDESA + 1 other
Comoros 0 UNDESA + 1 other
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 0 UNDESA
Dominica 0 UNDESA
Equatorial Guinea 0 UNDESA + 1 other
Falkland Islands 0 UNDESA
Grenada 0 UNDESA + 1 other
Kiribati 0 UNDESA
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 0 UNDESA + 1 other
Maldives 0 UNDESA
Marshall Islands 0 UNDESA
Mauritius 0 UNDESA + 1 other
Myanmar 0 UNDESA
Puerto Rico 0 UNDESA
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 UNDESA + 1 other
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 UNDESA
San Marino 0 UNDESA
Sao Tome and Principe 0 UNDESA
Seychelles 0 UNDESA + 1 other
Tonga 0 UNDESA + 1 other
Tuvalu 0 UNDESA
Viet Nam 0 UNDESA + 1 other
Macau 6 Number in 2009 UNHCR

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