The world’s major refugee populations

The world’s major refugee populations

THE total number of refugees worldwide reached 8,4 million at the end of 2005, the lowest level since 1980.

Refugee numbers decreased by 12 per cent in 2005, the fifth consecutive year in which the global refugee population dropped. Here is a list of major refugee populations at the end of 2005: Origin Asylum Population Afghanistan Pakistan/Iran 2 414 695 Sudan Chad/Uganda 730 914 Burundi Tanzania/DRC 485 506 D R of Congo Tanzania/Zambia 461 248 Somalia Kenya/Yemen 390 026 Palestinian S Arabia/Egypt 349 828 Territories* Vietnam China/Germany 348 446 Liberia Guinea/Ivory Coast 336 115 Iraq Iran/Germany 312 480 Azerbaijan Armenia/Germany 250 911 * Does not include some four million Palestinian refugees living in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.- Source: The UN Refugee Agency (www.unhcr.org)Here is a list of major refugee populations at the end of 2005: Origin Asylum Population Afghanistan Pakistan/Iran 2 414 695 Sudan Chad/Uganda 730 914 Burundi Tanzania/DRC 485 506 D R of Congo Tanzania/Zambia 461 248 Somalia Kenya/Yemen 390 026 Palestinian S Arabia/Egypt 349 828 Territories* Vietnam China/Germany 348 446 Liberia Guinea/Ivory Coast 336 115 Iraq Iran/Germany 312 480 Azerbaijan Armenia/Germany 250 911 * Does not include some four million Palestinian refugees living in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.- Source: The UN Refugee Agency (www.unhcr.org)

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