Bosnia and Herzegovina - Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

The value for Refugee population by country or territory of asylum in Bosnia and Herzegovina was 5,256 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 19 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 65,645 in 1999 and a minimum value of 5,256 in 2016.

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 asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Statistics Database, 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 o

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Year Value
1997 40,000
1998 40,000
1999 65,645
2000 38,152
2001 32,745
2002 28,022
2003 22,517
2004 22,215
2005 10,568
2006 10,318
2007 7,367
2008 7,257
2009 7,132
2010 7,016
2011 6,933
2012 6,903
2013 6,926
2014 6,890
2015 6,798
2016 5,256


Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration