United Arab Emirates - 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 United Arab Emirates was 103.00 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 19 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 584.00 in 2012 and a minimum value of 4.00 in 1997.

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), 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

See also:

Year Value
1997 4.00
1998 7.00
1999 7.00
2000 15.00
2001 18.00
2002 31.00
2003 20.00
2004 71.00
2005 30.00
2006 265.00
2007 308.00
2008 256.00
2009 414.00
2010 424.00
2011 486.00
2012 584.00
2013 90.00
2014 90.00
2015 99.00
2016 103.00


Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Migration