Internally displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers

number, 1951–2016

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    1951 Ranking
    1. United States 350,000.00
    2. France 290,000.00
    3. Austria 282,000.00
    4. Germany 265,000.00
    5. United Kingdom 208,000.00
    6. Australia 180,000.00
    7. Canada 168,511.00
    8. Belgium 55,000.00
    9. Sweden 44,000.00
    10. Hong Kong 30,000.00
    11. Italy 26,500.00
    12. Greece 18,000.00
    13. Netherlands 14,200.00
    14. Switzerland 10,000.00
    15. Morocco 3,000.00
    16. Turkey 2,700.00
    17. Norway 2,500.00
    18. Denmark 2,000.00
    19. Spain 2,000.00
    20. Tunisia 2,000.00
    21. Luxembourg 1,800.00
    2016 Ranking
    1. Colombia 7,411,429.00
    2. Syria 7,131,878.00
    3. Iraq 5,325,983.00
    4. Congo (Kinshasa) 3,327,644.00
    5. Yemen 3,280,251.00
    6. Turkey 3,116,099.00
    7. Nigeria 2,911,120.00
    8. Pakistan 2,892,003.00
    9. South Sudan 2,883,706.00
    10. Sudan 2,666,816.00
    11. Afghanistan 1,971,667.00
    12. Ukraine 1,845,184.00
    13. Somalia 1,587,031.00
    14. Burma (Myanmar) 1,302,301.00
    15. Germany 1,268,794.00
    16. Uganda 1,162,704.00
    17. Lebanon 1,031,260.00
    18. Iran 981,952.00
    19. Ethiopia 794,110.00
    20. Jordan 720,771.00
    21. United States 712,793.00
    22. Ivory Coast 695,766.00
    23. Libya 662,882.00
    24. Azerbaijan 618,308.00
    25. Chad 604,110.00
    26. Cameroon 601,963.00
    27. Thailand 599,510.00
    28. Kenya 548,641.00
    29. Tanzania 462,363.00
    30. Central African Republic 424,202.00
    31. France 368,641.00
    32. Sweden 349,235.00
    33. Philippines 348,341.00
    34. Russia 322,763.00
    35. China 317,898.00
    36. South Africa 309,290.00
    37. Niger 304,661.00
    38. Georgia 276,751.00
    39. Bangladesh 276,199.00
    40. Egypt 263,381.00
    41. Italy 247,928.00
    42. Latvia 243,203.00
    43. Malaysia 239,462.00
    44. India 208,223.00
    45. Burundi 203,931.00
    46. Honduras 178,821.00
    47. Venezuela 173,080.00
    48. Austria 170,533.00
    49. United Kingdom 162,493.00
    50. Rwanda 158,151.00
    51. Bosnia and Herzegovina 156,148.00
    52. Ecuador 127,436.00
    53. Canada 121,240.00
    54. Netherlands 114,059.00
    55. Switzerland 113,479.00
    56. Algeria 100,966.00
    57. Kuwait 94,749.00
    58. Mali 90,585.00
    59. Greece 86,569.00
    60. Uzbekistan 86,551.00
    61. Estonia 82,918.00
    62. Mauritania 77,540.00
    63. Australia 71,667.00
    64. Congo (Brazzaville) 71,601.00
    65. Norway 70,266.00
    66. Saudi Arabia 70,186.00
    67. Belgium 68,862.00
    68. Brazil 67,994.00
    69. Zambia 57,217.00
    70. Sri Lanka 53,351.00
    71. Denmark 47,405.00
    72. Angola 45,685.00
    73. Israel 44,628.00
    74. Liberia 39,550.00
    75. Malawi 36,171.00
    76. Burkina Faso 36,152.00
    77. Spain 34,341.00
    78. Bulgaria 33,888.00
    79. Mozambique 32,770.00
    80. Finland 26,597.00
    81. Nepal 26,164.00
    82. Poland 25,960.00
    83. Djibouti 25,917.00
    84. Guatemala 24,196.00
    85. Japan 21,941.00
    86. Panama 21,759.00
    87. Brunei 20,524.00
    88. Tajikistan 20,271.00
    89. Armenia 18,463.00
    90. Croatia 18,202.00
    91. Senegal 17,768.00
    92. Cyprus 17,513.00
    93. Montenegro 15,845.00
    94. Indonesia 14,402.00
    95. Togo 13,301.00
    96. Ghana 13,287.00
    97. Vietnam 11,000.00
    98. Ireland 10,104.00
    99. Zimbabwe 10,044.00
    100. El Salvador 9,836.00
    101. Papua New Guinea 9,551.00
    102. Guinea Bissau 9,285.00
    103. Kazakhstan 9,235.00
    104. Malta 8,803.00
    105. South Korea 8,800.00
    106. Mexico 8,791.00
    107. Hungary 8,245.00
    108. Belarus 8,045.00
    109. Gambia 7,944.00
    110. Costa Rica 7,887.00
    111. Albania 7,787.00
    112. Argentina 7,363.00
    113. Morocco 6,703.00
    114. Peru 5,960.00
    115. Czech Republic 5,866.00
    116. Turkmenistan 5,770.00
    117. Guinea 5,417.00
    118. Moldova 5,246.00
    119. Chile 4,918.00
    120. Lithuania 4,615.00
    121. Luxembourg 4,286.00
    122. Belize 4,136.00
    123. Namibia 3,462.00
    124. Romania 3,174.00
    125. Botswana 2,830.00
    126. Gabon 2,815.00
    127. Kyrgyzstan 2,785.00
    128. Slovakia 2,562.00
    129. Eritrea 2,366.00
    130. Haiti 2,302.00
    131. Portugal 2,005.00
    132. New Zealand 1,643.00
    133. Qatar 1,512.00
    134. United Arab Emirates 1,490.00
    135. Dominican Republic 1,367.00
    136. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 1,302.00
    137. Swaziland 1,088.00
    138. Benin 1,022.00
    139. Nauru 793.00
    140. Bolivia 763.00
    141. Slovenia 750.00
    142. Sierra Leone 684.00
    143. Oman 676.00
    144. Tunisia 673.00
    145. Nicaragua 659.00
    146. Uruguay 634.00
    147. Iceland 413.00
    148. Bahrain 375.00
    149. Cuba 334.00
    150. Trinidad and Tobago 307.00
    151. Cambodia 232.00
    152. Paraguay 226.00
    153. Liechtenstein 217.00
    154. Cape Verde 115.00
    155. Curacao 107.00
    156. Hong Kong 86.00
    157. Lesotho 42.00
    158. Suriname 38.00
    159. Cayman Islands 37.00
    160. Madagascar 34.00
    161. Monaco 32.00
    162. Mongolia 24.00
    163. Bahamas 21.00
    164. Jamaica 17.00
    165. Saint Martin (Netherlands) 10.00
    166. Fiji 7.00
    167. Guyana 7.00

    The geographical regions used are those of the UN Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York. A refugee is a person who has been forced to flee their home country due to persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. An asylum seeker is a person who has fled persecution in their home country and is seeking safe haven in a different country, but has not yet received any legal recognition or status. An internally displaced person, or IDP, is a person who fled their home but has not crossed an international border to find sanctuary.

    Source: UN Refugee Agency