Today is World Refugee Day
the UNHCR has launched the #WithRefugees campaign to encourage worldwide solidarity
Why is this necessary?
According to the United Nations UNHCR the number there were 65.3 million people displaced persons in 2015. This compared to 59.5 million in 2014.
Get the full facts in the 2015 Global Trends report.
Refugee data sources
Try these sites for authoritative statistical resources on refugee numbers and trends.
The specialist UNHCR data site allows you to explore interagency data and reports on specific areas of the world.
Global Migration Data Analysis Centre from the IOM seeks to provide coordinated transparent data on the wider issue of migration which also covers migrant workers.
The IOM also produces an annual World Migration report- which considers the impact, nature and extent of migration worldwide. The 2015 issue considered urbanization as a theme.
It also produced with the Economist Intelligence Unit -The Migration Governance Index which considers which national migration policies enable orderly, safe and well managed migration. This includes welcoming and integration of refugees and asylum seekers.
What Does the UN do?
The UN website provides access to resolutions, documents and project reports on the activities of the United Nations. These include the key resolution on the status of refugees
Refugees in Europe.
How many refugees have entered Europe?- see UNHCR data on the Mediterranean
How many have died getting to the Greek Islands in 2015?- see IOM data
How many asylum applications have been made in individual European nations and how many have been successful see Eurostat data.
Also available EU bookshop publications and reports on all aspects of asylum and immigration. Includes European Commission publications
Refugees in UK
Official statistics from the Home Office on asylum applications
includes data tables.
see commentary on the statistics from the Refugee Council
and the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.