Refugee population by country or territory of asylum in Middle East and North Africa

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum in Middle East and North Africa was last measured at 7695527 in 2014, according to the World Bank. Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted. This page has the latest recorded value, an historical data chart and related indicators for Refugee population by country or territory of asylum in Middle East and North Africa.



 middle east and north africa refugee population by country or territory of asylum wb data




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