Senegal - 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 Senegal was 17,722 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 60,006 in 1990 and a minimum value of 8,332 in 2004.

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 60,006
1991 25,138
1992 15,466
1993 22,601
1994 25,622
1995 17,592
1996 17,631
1997 17,163
1998 9,716
1999 11,512
2000 11,088
2001 8,559
2002 12,069
2003 8,351
2004 8,332
2005 8,671
2006 15,163
2007 15,896
2008 16,006
2009 16,305
2010 16,267
2011 17,722

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration