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Resettlement data

100,903 UNHCR Submissions and 53,362 departures

January - November 2022

This page presents the most up-to-date data on UNHCR’s resettlement activities. The Resettlement Data Portal contains information from 2003 to the most recent reporting period. The Portal is updated on the 17th of each month. The information presented here shows the total number of refugees (persons) who were submitted for resettlement by UNHCR to States and who departed for resettlement during the reporting period.


Demographic data helps UNHCR better understand gender and age breakdown of refugees who UNHCR has submitted to States for resettlement consideration. Resettlement demographics do not necessarily reflect protection needs nor are they relevant for States to accept refugees for resettlement.

Global UNHCR submissions by gender and age, January - November 2022

Distribution of total submitted persons during reporting period

Submission categories

Refugees are identified as in need of resettlement when they have particular needs or vulnerabilities in their country of asylum and cannot return to their country of origin. The chart below shows UNHCR submissions of cases based on resettlement categories further explained in UNHCR’s Resettlement Handbook.

Global UNHCR submissions by category, January - November 2022

Percentage of total submitted cases during reporting period

Some data presented on this portal may differ from statistics published previously due to retroactive changes or the inclusion of previously unavailable data. In addition, both resettlement submission and departure figures reported by UNHCR may not match resettlement statistics published by States as Government figures may include submissions received outside of UNHCR resettlement processes. UNHCR figures may also include cases in which UNHCR assisted, i.e. obtained exit permits for humanitarian admissions or family reunion but did not initially submit. For Government statistics on the arrival of resettled refugees, please consult the relevant Government immigration/asylum websites.

All resettlement statistics for 2022 are provisional and subject to change. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Resettlement Data Finder

An analysis and visualization tool that contains data on resettlement submissions and departures since 2003.

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This site is restricted to Resettlement Statistics Report (RSR) focal points.