Lao PDR - 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 Lao PDR was 8,088 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 135,633 in 1990 and a minimum value of 8,088 in 2011.

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 135,633
1991 122,326
1992 96,157
1993 74,501
1994 54,896
1995 58,193
1996 46,909
1997 37,367
1998 29,017
1999 21,231
2000 16,094
2001 12,631
2002 11,235
2003 10,363
2004 16,114
2005 24,442
2006 26,447
2007 10,013
2008 8,598
2009 8,398
2010 8,414
2011 8,088

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration