Singapore - 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 Singapore was 67.00 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 19 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 116.00 in 2007 and a minimum value of 1.00 in 1992.

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
1992 1.00
1993 1.00
1994 9.00
1995 9.00
1996 19.00
1997 22.00
1998 23.00
1999 12.00
2000 22.00
2001 16.00
2002 39.00
2003 35.00
2004 36.00
2005 39.00
2006 111.00
2007 116.00
2008 109.00
2009 80.00
2010 76.00
2011 67.00

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration