Namibia - Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

The value for Refugee population by country or territory of asylum in Namibia was 6,049.00 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 20 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 30,885.00 in 2001 and a minimum value of 136.00 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 asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.

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
1991 136.00
1992 171.00
1993 585.00
1994 1,144.00
1995 1,682.00
1996 2,204.00
1997 2,511.00
1998 3,820.00
1999 7,353.00
2000 27,263.00
2001 30,885.00
2002 21,651.00
2003 19,800.00
2004 12,760.00
2005 5,307.00
2006 5,462.00
2007 6,525.00
2008 6,799.00
2009 7,163.00
2010 7,254.00
2011 6,049.00


Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration