Data sources and dashboard usage
- * Serbia and Kosovo (S/RES/1244 (1999))
- The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the United Nations (and UNDP) concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers of boundaries.
- Europe comprises 49 countries, including the EU Member States, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, South-Eastern Europe (inc. Kosovo (S/RES/1244(1999))), Turkey and Eastern Europe
Source: www.unhcr.org/refugee-statistics/ as of mid-2020:
- Refugees include individuals recognised under the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees; its 1967 Protocol; the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa; those recognised in accordance with the UNHCR Statute; individuals granted complementary forms of protection; or those enjoying temporary protection. Since 2007, the refugee population also includes people in a refugee-like situation.
- Asylum-seekers are individuals who have sought international protection and whose claims for refugee status have not yet been determined, irrespective of when they may have been lodged.
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are people or groups of individuals who have been forced to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of, or in order to avoid
the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalised violence, violations of human rights, or natural or man-made disasters, and who have not crossed an international border. For the purposes of UNHCR's
statistics, this population only includes conflict-generated IDPs to whom the Office extends protection and/or assistance.
UN estimate of the number of IDPs who reside in government-controlled areas of Ukraine as of mid-2020.
- Returned refugees are former refugees who have returned to their country of origin spontaneously or in an organised fashion but are yet to be fully integrated. Such return would normally only take place in conditions of safety and dignity.
- Returned IDPs refer to those IDPs who were beneficiaries of UNHCR's protection and assistance activities and who returned to their areas of origin or habitual residence during the year.
- Stateless persons are defined under international law as persons who are not considered as nationals by any State under the operation of its law. In other words, they do not possess the nationality of any State. UNHCR statistics refer to persons who fall under the agency’s statelessness mandate because they are stateless according to this international definition, but data from some countries may also include persons with undetermined nationality.
Others of concern refers to individuals who do not necessarily fall directly into any of the groups above, but to whom
UNHCR extends its protection and/or assistance services, based on humanitarian or other special grounds.
In line with its Multi-Year, Multi-Partner Strategy, UNHCR continues to protect and assist persons who have specific protection needs and live in non-government-controlled areas or within 20 km of the contact line in government-controlled areas; 81 per cent reside in non-government-controlled areas. While the number of assisted persons is not expected to change compared to previous years, the population estimate has increased following introduction of a new methodology used at the inter-sectoral level in preparation of the Humanitarian Needs Overview for 2020.
- Interactivity - click on one or more bars or pie segments to explore the data shown. Toggle the display of the map or the flow diagram using the switch in the bottom left corner. Play the time series data by clicking on the play button underneath the chart with the annual data at the bottom. Share a link to the current view or reset the dashboard using the links in the settings panel in the bottom left corner.
- Default - to show all the data for Europe include no additional parameters in the URL.
- Specific countries of origin - to filter the data for specific countries of origin include a list of the 3 character isocodes for the following parameter in the URL: ""&FilterCoO=SYR,IRQ,AFG".
- Specific countries of asylum / residence - to filter the data for specific countries of asylum / residence include a list of the 3 character isocodes for the following parameter in the URL: ""&FilterCoAR=DEU,SWE,GER".
- And or Or - the default mode of filtering is to filter for both the countries of origin and the countries of asylum/residence. To modify this to include either the countries of origin listed or the countries of asylum / residence, include this parameter in the URL "&FilterOperation=1".