UNHCR just published its statistical yearbook for 2007. This includes statistics on: populations and trends, durable solutions, displacement, asylum, living conditions for refugees, and case studies. This includes updated data on displaced and refugee populations, which rose to 25.1 million during UNHCR’s reporting period of January – December 2007. There are also figures on specific populations and global trends; for example, “The steady decline in refugee numbers witnessed since 2002 was reversed in 2006 when numbers started going up again. By the end of 2006, there were an estimated 9.9 million refugees. One year later, the global figure of refugees stood at 11.4 million.”

Written by Kristy Crabtree