Figures at a Glance
Know Your Numbers
Facts and figures are vital to UNHCR for planning and preparedness. When a major forced displacement crisis erupts in a place like Syria or Mali, the refugee agency needs to know how many people need help, how much money and aid is needed to help them, and how many staff. Full-time statisticians in UNHCR's Field Information and Coordination Section keep track of the number of people of concern to the agency. These figures are released every June in the annual Global Trends report, while the Norwegian Refugee Council releases annual global figures for internally displaced people. Annual budget figures are compiled by the Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization service, while the Division of Human Resources Management keeps details on personnel.
The number of refugees of concern to UNHCR stood at 10.4 million at the beginning of 2012, down slightly from a year earlier.
UNHCR advocates fair and efficient procedures for asylum-seekers
Annual number of IDPs remain stable, though UNHCR looking after more
A tough task determining the true number of stateless people
Annual budget reached a record US$4.3 billion in 2012.