Forced to Emigrate: World Refugee Populations (April 2001)


Philippe Rekacewicz, Le Monde diplomatique, Paris, April 2001

Le Monde Diplomatique (French)

Map is part of a series also including
- Those Who Have Returned
- Exiled within Their Own Country

ASYLUM GIVERS: UNITED STATES AND GERMANY:  In 1999 Germany estimated that it had more than 1m refugees and asylum seekers (USCR estimate: 285,000). In north America there are 1.2m, of which 1.1m are in the US. Asylum seekers in western European countries are mainly from Asia and Europe (ex-Yugoslavia, Rumania, Bulgaria, Turkey, the ex-Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan).