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New to FRED: International Data on Refugee and Migrant Populations

FRED has added over 400 series on the refugee population and international migrant stock from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators.

International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than the one they live in, including refugees. Refugees are people recognized as such

  • under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol
  • under the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa
  • in accordance with the UNHCR statute, the granting of refugee-like humanitarian status, and the provision of temporary protection.

Asylum seekers—people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers—are excluded.

These series include data for individual countries, country groups, and the world. Search FRED for “refugees” or “migrant stock” to explore the data!

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