Brazil - Refugee population by country or territory of origin

Refugee population by country or territory of origin

The value for Refugee population by country or territory of origin in Brazil was 1,045.00 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 1,624.00 in 2007 and a minimum value of 11.00 in 1991.

Definition: Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of origin generally refers to the nationality or country of citizenship of a claimant.

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Statistical Yearbook and data files, complemented by statistics on Palestinian refugees under the mandate of the UNRWA as published on its website. Data from UNHCR are available online at: www.unhcr.org/statistics/populationdatabase.

See also:

Year Value
1990 14.00
1991 11.00
1992 11.00
1993 12.00
1994 41.00
1995 53.00
1996 85.00
1997 104.00
1998 136.00
1999 169.00
2000 224.00
2001 254.00
2002 441.00
2003 378.00
2004 403.00
2005 370.00
2006 707.00
2007 1,624.00
2008 1,404.00
2009 973.00
2010 994.00
2011 1,045.00

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration