Refugees - population by UNHCR region 2019

The statistic shows the number of refugees by UNHCR regions, as of 2019. At the end of 2019, about 4.28 million refugees were living in the Americas UNHCR region. Of these, 3.58 million were Venezuelans displaced abroad.

At the end of 2019, there was a total of 24.03 million refugees or people in refugee-like situations.

Refugee population as of 2019, by UNHCR region

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Survey time period

End of 2019

Supplementary notes

Data includes people in refugee-like situations. This is defined by the source as "groups of people who are outside their country or territory of origin and who face protection risks similar to those of refugees but for whom refugee status has, for practical or other reasons, not been ascertained."

* Including Turkey.
** Excluding North Africa.

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