UNHCR Statistical Online Population Database
Accurate, Relevant and Up-to-Date Statistics
UNHCR seeks to contribute to informed decision-making and public debate by providing accurate, relevant and up-to-date statistics. As such, the Statistical Online Population Database provides data and trends on the "Population of concern to UNHCR": refugees, asylum-seekers, returned refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) protected/assisted by UNHCR, returned IDPs, stateless persons, and others of concern to UNHCR, in more than 180 countries.
In a single electronic platform, UNHCR's Statistical Online Population Database is bringing together for analysis and comparison standardized data on UNHCR's population of concern at country, regional, and global levels. Detailed information on country of asylum and origin is available, for some population categories going back to 1951, the year UNHCR was created.
The database is work-in-progress and will be updated on an ongoing basis. Currently, data up to 31 December 2010 can be downloaded from the Statistical Online Population Database. Some of the statistics contained in the Statistical Online Population Database, in particular the ones for 2010 should be considered provisional and subject to change. Some data in the database may differ from statistics published previously due to retroactive changes or the inclusion of previously unavailable data.
When referring to the database, the following reference should be used: "UNHCR Statistical Online Population Database, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Data extracted: DD/MM/YYYY" (include the date when data was extracted). Web-based references to the database should contain a link to the UNHCR website: www.unhcr.org/statistics/populationdatabase
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