Worldwide Conflicts and Wars,
Terrorism and Armed Conflicts

Principal Sources of Refugees, 2005

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

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CountryNumber
Afghanistan3,260,300
Former Palestine3,036,400
Iraq1,687,800
Myanmar693,300
Sudan648,000
Columbia453,300
Congo-Kinshasa413,300
Somalia410,300
Burundi393,700
Vietnam308,000
Eritrea255,400
Angola195,000
CountryNumber
China158,700
Liberia141,100
Bhutan119,100
Morocco116,800
Sri Lanka108,900
Nepal102,500
Rwanda92,100
Chad84,800
Ethiopia77,800
Central African Republic73,000
Philippines69,400
Croatia57,300

Source: World Refugee Survey, 2007, U.S. Committee on Refugees.


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