Russia - 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 Russia was 109,785 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 251,393 in 1994 and a minimum value of 25,676 in 1999.

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 117,736
1991 155,576
1992 213,802
1993 243,312
1994 251,393
1995 207,034
1996 173,723
1997 198,063
1998 172,730
1999 25,676
2000 40,310
2001 45,156
2002 91,611
2003 96,420
2004 108,100
2005 103,037
2006 159,382
2007 93,224
2008 103,061
2009 109,455
2010 111,948
2011 109,785

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration