Haiti - 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 Haiti was 33,661 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 33,661 in 2011 and a minimum value of 1,858 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 2,092
1991 1,858
1992 2,486
1993 3,866
1994 9,803
1995 13,925
1996 15,118
1997 15,481
1998 13,538
1999 8,582
2000 7,561
2001 7,248
2002 7,718
2003 7,547
2004 9,208
2005 13,542
2006 20,837
2007 22,280
2008 23,066
2009 24,116
2010 25,892
2011 33,661

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration