E.g., 04/26/2017
E.g., 04/26/2017

Humanitarian Protection Statistics

Humanitarian Protection Statistics

Use our interactive maps and data to find out where refugees and asylum seekers originate and the countries in which they reside, as well as annual asylum applications by country of destination. Learn which countries are the leading countries of refugee resettlement, where particular refugee populations have dispersed around the world, and more.

Asylum Applications in the EU/EFTA by Country, 2008-2016 (Q1)

This map shows total annual asylum applications in individual European Union Member States and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and by country of origin, by year from 2008 through the first quarter of 2016. Darker colors indicate a higher concentration of asylum seekers for the country and year shown. The data tool also shows individual countries' share of asylum applications per capita and as a share of the EU/EFTA total.

Annual Number of New Asylum Applications, by Country of Asylum or Country of Origin, 1995-2015

This map illustrates the global distribution of new asylum applications by country of filing and applicants' country of origin, using data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Use the year slider above the map to view the global distribution over time. The chart below the map shows the trend data in new asylum applications for a select country.

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Populations by Country of Origin and Destination, 2000-2015

Based on data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, this map shows countries of origin and destination for two population groups: refugees and asylum seekers for each year between 2000 and 2015. Use this map to learn the numbers of refugees or asylees from around the world who have settled in a particular country, or use it to learn in which countries refugees or asylees from a particular country are located.

Largest Refugee Populations by Country of Destination, 1960-2015
Refugee populations are highly variable between decades, but a few countries stand out as regularly hosting large refugee communities. This map displays which countries report refugee populations greater than 500,000 in each decade since 1960 and in 2015. Furthermore, it lists the 25 largest refugee populations by the country of destination.
Annual Number of Asylum Applications by Countries of Destination, 1980-2010
This data table shows the annual number of new asylum applications received in select Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries of destinations, including but not limited to Australia, Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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