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UNHCR Population Statistics Database

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Researchers and general audiences alike may be interested in the UNHCR Population Statistics Database. Here, readers can explore data on the United Nations Refugee Agency's persons of concern dating back to 1951 with the most recent data (as of this writing) being from 2017. The UNHCR classifies its persons of concern as refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returned refugees, returned IDPs, stateless persons, and others of concern, with definitions of each group available on the database homepage. One of the main features of the database is an interactive world map where visitors can get a visual sense of the current global distribution of persons of concern by country and type. The database also enables more in-depth explorations of specific populations in a chosen year by providing demographic breakdowns by age and gender (available for data starting in 2000), "information about asylum applications in a given year and the progress of asylum-seekers through the refugee status determination process," and more. Each page of the database allows users to download their selected data as a CSV file for further analysis.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-10-12
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/1012

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