Principal Sources of Refugees, 2012
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
These countries have generated the greatest number of refugees and asylum seekers. It does not include persons granted permanent status in other countries.
|Syrian Arab Republic||728,500|
|Democratic Republic of Congo||509,400|
1. May include citizens of South Sudan (in absence of separate statistics for both countries).
2. Includes people in a refugee-like situation.
3. The 300,000 Vietnamese refugees are well integrated and in practice receive protection from the Government of China.
Source: UNHCR, Global Trends 2012