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Refugee and Forced Migration Studies: Data & Statistics

Subjects: Refugee Studies

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Finding Data and Statistics

Use these websites to find data and statistics for migration, immigration and refugees:


Database on irregular migration in Europe.

Global Internal Displacement Database (GIDD)

Figures from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Migration Data Hub (MPI)

Migration facts, statistics and maps from the Migration Policy Institute.

OECD iLibrary

International Migration Statistics.

The Refugee Project

An interactive map of refugee migrations around the world in each year since 1975.

UK National Statistics

Statistics for migration into and out of the UK, migration within the UK and related matters such as immigration control, asylum, and population by nationality and country of birth.


Data Portal from the UNHCR.        

If you are not sure where to search try Google Public Data Explorer, or use our custom Google Data Search

Landscan Global Population

Landscan Global Population Database

A population database that maps geographical distribution of a populace within cells of one-kilometre resolution over a 24 hour period. This allows assessment, estimation and visualisation of populations reacting to disease outbreaks, social upheaval or natural disasters. The modelling process uses sub-national level census counts and other data for each country combined with high resolution imagery analysis.