Internally displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers

number, 1951–2016

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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