South Africa - 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 South Africa was 429.00 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 14,783.00 in 1990 and a minimum value of 91.00 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 14,783.00
1991 11,206.00
1992 9,241.00
1993 9,094.00
1994 1,514.00
1995 488.00
1996 290.00
1997 244.00
1998 188.00
1999 91.00
2000 168.00
2001 123.00
2002 275.00
2003 288.00
2004 275.00
2005 268.00
2006 510.00
2007 474.00
2008 453.00
2009 384.00
2010 380.00
2011 429.00

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration