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Statistics & Operational Data

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The refugee story in data and statistics

UNHCR contributes to coordination and informed decision-making in refugee operations by providing accurate, relevant and timely data and statistics. This key resource is used by all partners to respond to the needs of refugee populations.

This section provides data, reports, maps and other information essential for field operations. It also carries statistical reports on the people of concern to UNHCR: refugees, asylum-seekers, returned refugees, the internally displaced and stateless people. Detailed information on country of asylum, place of origin, gender, age, location and legal status of refugees is available. Indicators on the quality of refugee protection and UNHCR operations are increasingly being collected.

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UNHCR Statistical Online Population Database

Standardized data on UNHCR's population of concern at country, regional, and global levels.

UNHCR Statistical Yearbooks

These yearbooks follow major trends in displacement, protection and solutions.

Millennium Development Goals

Refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and the Millenium Development Goals

Standards and Indicators Report

Indicators for more than 100 refugee camps (Standards and Indicators Project)




UNHCR Asylum Trends 2013

Levels and trends in Industrialized countries

Annexes (Excel tables) available for downloading here [zipped file, 122Kb].

UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2013

Displacement trends in persons of concern to UNHCR

Annexes (Excel tables) available for downloading here [zipped file, 224Kb].