Suriname - 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 Suriname was 43.00 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 26 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 52.00 in 1992 and a minimum value of 1.00 in 2007.

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: Data before 2018 are from 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

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Year Value
1992 52.00
1993 50.00
1994 39.00
1997 11.00
2007 1.00
2008 1.00
2009 1.00
2010 1.00
2015 1.00
2016 1.00
2017 29.00
2018 43.00


Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration