Spain - 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 Spain was 60.00 as of 2014. As the graph below shows, over the past 20 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 2,444.00 in 2006 and a minimum value of 27.00 in 2008.

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:

See also:

Year Value
1994 42.00
1995 36.00
1996 218.00
1997 215.00
1998 60.00
1999 53.00
2000 80.00
2001 48.00
2002 58.00
2003 53.00
2004 49.00
2005 49.00
2006 2,444.00
2007 41.00
2008 27.00
2009 34.00
2010 42.00
2011 43.00
2012 52.00
2013 56.00
2014 60.00


Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration