UNHCR seeks to contribute to informed decision-making and public debate by providing accurate, relevant and up-to-date statistics. This page provides data, trends, an interactive data visualization platform and statistical reports on the people of concern to UNHCR: refugees, asylum seekers, returned refugees, internally displaced and stateless people around the world. This section tracks progress toward achieving durable solutions for refugees; the scope and nature of protection activities; new outflows; the duration of refugee situations; camp locations; asylum applications and refugee status determination. Detailed information on country of asylum, origin, gender, age, location and legal status of refugees is available. Indicators on the quality of refugee protection and UNHCR operations are increasingly being collected.

For the most up to date statistics publications and reports please visit our global website here.

Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries 2011

Statistical overview of asylum applications lodged in Europe and selected non-European countries, 27 March 2012.

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Frequently Requested Statistics

A collection of some of the most frequently requested statistics from the UNHCR Statistical Online Population Database.

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Interactive RefScout

Visualize the population statistics in the form of interactive maps, graphs and tables by regions and countries.

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2009 Global Trends

Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons, 15 June 2010. Annexes (Excel tables) available for downloading here (zipped format, 639Mb) >>