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Forced displacement , 2010

 

Forcibly displaced persons No. displaced

Refugees

Under UNHCR’s mandate

Palestinians under the mandate of the
UN Relief and Works Agency

15.4 million

10.55 million

4.82 million

Asylum seekers 837,478
Internally displaced persons 27.5 million
TOTAL 43.7 million

Source: 2010 Global Trends, UNHCR. Figures rounded to the nearest 100,000.

Asylum applications , 2010

 

Rank Country of asylum Total
1 South Africa 180,637
2 Kenya 93,839
3 France 80,207
4 Germany 48,589
5 Ethiopia 47,190
6 Sweden 45,114
7 United States 42,971
8 United Kingdom 39,913
9 Belgium 33,140
10 Ecuador 31,369
25 Australia 10,955

Source: 2010 Global Trends, UNHCR.

Refugees hosted , 2010

 

Rank Country Total
1 Pakistan 1,900,621
2 Iran 1,073,366
3 Syria 1,005,472
4 Germany 594,269
5 Jordan 450,915
6 Kenya 402,905
7 Chad 347,939
8 China 300,986
9 United States of America 264,574
10 United Kingdom 238,150
46 Australia 21,805

Source: 2010 Global Trends, UNHCR.

Major countries of origin , 2009

Total

Rank Country Refugees Asylum
seekers
1 Afghanistan 3,054,709 37,120 3,091,829
2 Iraq 1,683,579 29,956 1,713,535
3 Somalia 770,154 22,839 792,993
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo 476,693 43,090 519,783
5 Burma (Myanmar) 415,670 22,270 437,940
6 Colombia 395,577 60,355 455,932
7 Sudan 387,288 23,713 411,001
8 Vietnam 338,698 1,129 339,827
9 Eritrea 222,460 13,599 236,059
10 China 184,602 7,746 192,348

Source: 2010 Global Trends, UNHCR.
Includes people in refugee-like situations.