Bulgaria - 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 Bulgaria was 2,327 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 4,689 in 1994 and a minimum value of 1,922 in 1990.

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 1,922
1991 2,735
1992 2,981
1993 3,155
1994 4,689
1995 4,156
1996 3,246
1997 3,048
1998 3,122
1999 2,045
2000 2,404
2001 2,121
2002 2,841
2003 2,567
2004 2,239
2005 4,254
2006 3,438
2007 3,311
2008 3,040
2009 2,745
2010 2,559
2011 2,327

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration