E.g., 07/09/2020
E.g., 07/09/2020

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.

U.S. Annual Refugee Resettlement Ceilings and Number of Refugees Admitted, 1980-Present

This data tool provides the annual resettlement ceiling set by the President in consultation with Congress for refugee admissions to the United States since the start of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program in 1980, as well as the actual numbers resettled by year.

Asylum Recognition Rates in the EU/EFTA by Country, 2008-2017

This map shows which European Union and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries have the highest and lowest rates of recognition of asylum seeker applications. The data tool offers asylum recognition rates by country of origin and year, from 2008 through 2017. The tool also shows the total number of asylum decisions, as well as the type of protection status granted.

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Populations by Country of Origin and Destination, 2000-2017

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 2017. 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, 1960-2017
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 2017. It also lists the 25 largest refugee populations by country of destination.

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