This map shows total refugees (received) by country of asylum or residence.
Total refugees in the world: 10,478,621
Refugees leave their country because they have no other choice and fear for their own life or safety or that of their family. Refugees also flee their country when their government will not or cannot protect them from serious human rights abuses.
Pakistan is host to the largest number of refugees worldwide (1.8 million), followed by the Syrian Arab Republic (1.1 million) and the Islamic Republic of Iran (980,000).
What is Refugees?
Refugees include individuals recognized under the 1951 UN Convention/1967 Protocol, the 1969 OAU Convention, in accordance with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (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.
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