Mauritius - 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 Mauritius was 94.00 as of 2014. As the graph below shows, over the past 20 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 94.00 in 2014 and a minimum value of 1.00 in 1994.

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:

See also:

Year Value
1994 1.00
1995 13.00
1996 13.00
1997 3.00
1998 15.00
1999 8.00
2000 35.00
2001 35.00
2002 43.00
2003 61.00
2004 19.00
2005 27.00
2006 80.00
2007 71.00
2008 24.00
2009 23.00
2010 28.00
2011 42.00
2012 62.00
2013 81.00
2014 94.00


Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration