Hong Kong SAR, China - 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 Hong Kong SAR, China was 25.00 as of 2014. As the graph below shows, over the past 22 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 261.00 in 1994 and a minimum value of 2.00 in 1992.

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
1992 2.00
1993 2.00
1994 261.00
1995 205.00
1996 105.00
1997 50.00
1998 42.00
1999 20.00
2000 13.00
2001 7.00
2002 5.00
2003 9.00
2004 8.00
2006 10.00
2007 11.00
2008 11.00
2009 12.00
2010 17.00
2011 15.00
2012 19.00
2013 25.00
2014 25.00


Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration