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Principal Sources of Refugees, 2010

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

CountryNumber
Afghanistan3,054,700
Iraq1,683,600
Somalia770,200
Democratic Republic of Congo476,700
Myanmar415,700
Columbia395,600
Sudan387,700
Vietnam338,700
Eritrea222,500
China184,600
Source: UNHCR, Global Trends 2010

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