At UNHCR, we believe that everyone has a right to seek asylum from persecution, and we do our best to protect those who need it.

At the end of 2019, there were approximately 4.2 million people around the world waiting for a decision on their asylum claims, including approximately 900 asylum-seekers in Thailand who live in Bangkok and the surrounding urban areas.

For more information and the latest statistics, read our annual Asylum Trends report.