Principal Sources of Refugees, 2013

These countries have generated the greatest number of refugees and asylum seekers. It does not include persons granted permanent status in other countries.

CountryNumber
Afghanistan 2,556,600
Syrian Arab Republic 2,468,400
Somalia 1,121,700
Sudan 649,300
Democratic Republic of Congo 499,500
Myanmar1 479,600
Iraq 401,400
Columbia1 396,600
Vietnam2 314,100
Eritrea 308,000
1. Includes people in a refugee-like situation.
2. The 300,000 Vietnamese refugees are well integrated and in practice receive protection from the Government of China.
Source: UNHCR, Global Trends 2013

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Principal Sources of Refugees, 2013

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