Chad - 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 Chad was 42,640 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 212,932 in 1993 and a minimum value of 36,300 in 2006.

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 184,806
1991 72,319
1992 66,381
1993 212,932
1994 211,971
1995 59,727
1996 58,445
1997 55,025
1998 61,298
1999 58,413
2000 54,962
2001 46,294
2002 47,349
2003 52,275
2004 52,663
2005 48,400
2006 36,300
2007 55,722
2008 55,105
2009 55,014
2010 53,733
2011 42,640

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration