The 2012 edition of UNHCR's Statistical Yearbook has been published. Some of the main findings include:
- "By end-2012, 45.2 million people
were forcibly displaced worldwide as a
result of persecution, conflict, generalized
violence, and/or human rights violations.
Some 15.4 million people were refugees,
10.5 million under UNHCR’s mandate and
4.9 million Palestinian refugees registered
- "By the end of 2012, the total population
of concern to UNHCR was estimated at
35.8 million people." Broken down, this figure includes: "10.5 million refugees; 928,200 asylum-seekers; 526,000 refugees who had
repatriated during 2012; 17.7 million IDPs protected
or assisted by UNHCR; 1.5 million IDPs who had returned
to their place of origin in 2012; 3.3 million stateless persons; & 1.3 million others of concern."
- The top five receiving countries for asylum applications were South Africa, the US, Germany, France & Sweden.
- The top five countries of origin for asylum applications were DRC, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan & Eritrea.
- "Refugee status based on the 1951
Convention was granted in 30 per
cent of decisions in 2012."
- The top five refugee-hosting countries were Pakistan, Iran, Germany, Kenya and Syria.
- The top five refugee-producing countries were Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Syria and Sudan.
Previous editions of the yearbook can be accessed here.