UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency
Last updated on March 21, 2019
Key Figures
Number of Refugees (end of 2017)
25.4 million
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Data - Jun 19, 2018
IDPs of concern to UNHCR (end of 2017)
40 million
UNHCR
Data - Jun 19, 2018
Number of pending asylum-seekers (end of 2017)
3.1 million
UNHCR
Data - Jun 19, 2018
Forced to leave their home (daily)
44,400
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Data - Jun 19, 2018
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  • 300+ Downloads
    Updated July 17, 2016 | Dataset date: Jan 1, 1975-Dec 1, 2012
    This dataset updates: Every year
    The UNHCR Refugee Population statistics are compiled and curated at headquarters-level and released yearly at the same time of the UNHCR Statistical Yearbooks. This is a subset of the data only with refugees from Kenya. The full dataset is available here. This dataset contains refugee population statistics from 1975 until 2012.
  • 500+ Downloads
    Updated July 17, 2016 | Dataset date: Jan 1, 1975-Dec 1, 2012
    This dataset updates: Every year
    The UNHCR Refugee Population statistics are compiled and curated at headquarters-level and released yearly at the same time of the UNHCR Statistical Yearbooks. This is a subset of the data only with refugees from Yemen. The full dataset is available here. This dataset contains refugee population statistics from 1975 until 2012.
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    Updated July 17, 2016 | Dataset date: Jan 1, 2015-Dec 31, 2015
    This dataset updates: Never
    2015 UNHCR Refugees statistics by Country of Asylum broken down by Country of Origin Figures between 1 and 4 are redacted for Refugees protection reasons
  • 90+ Downloads
    Updated July 17, 2016 | Dataset date: Jan 1, 2001-Dec 31, 2014
    This dataset updates: Never
    This dataset contains data from UNHCR's comprehensive annual statistical yearbooks. The yearbooks are a rigorous review of refugee figures on that year. It also contains reviews on figures about asylum seekers, IDPs, and other population groups. Original reports are also available on UNHCR's Statistical Yearbook website.
  • 100+ Downloads
    Updated January 27, 2016 | Dataset date: Jan 1, 2015-Dec 31, 2015
    Mediterranean Sea Arrivals in 2015: by Arrival Location, Country, Demographic and Country of Origin breakdown
  • 200+ Downloads
    Updated November 24, 2015 | Dataset date: Jun 19, 2015
    This dataset updates: Never
    This dataset contains comprehensive data on global forced migration trends in 2014.
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    Updated November 24, 2015 | Dataset date: Jan 1, 2014-Dec 31, 2014
    This dataset updates: Never
    The Asylum Trends 2014 statistics provides the estimated number of new asylum applications lodged in industrialized countries throughout the year. The 2014 figure is the highest since 1992, at the beginning of the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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    Updated November 24, 2015 | Dataset date: Dec 31, 2013
    This dataset updates: Every six months
    The UNHCR Population Statistics database currently contains data about UNHCR's populations of concern from the year 2000 up to 2013. The data is the same available in UNHCR's Yearbook Statistical Yearbook publications. In this dataset it is possible to investigate different aspects of the populations of concern: their general composition by location of residence or origin, their status (refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, etc.), their evolution over time, and so on.