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Vietnamese refugees in the world

This dataset presents statistics of Vietnamese refugees in other countries. This includes Forcibly displaced population (Refugees, asylum-seekers, IDPs of concern to UNHCR, Other people in need of international protection), Stateless people, Host Community, and Others of concern to UNHCR. Data was extracted from The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) website.

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  • Viet Nam
Completeness This dataset contains all of the data that is currently available to ODV and is not exhaustive. While ODV takes every effort to ensure that the details in this dataset are accurate and up to date, some of the projects or areas on this dataset may have since been modified or cancelled. Moreover, additional developments may have been approved that are not yet included here.
Process Step Data was extracted from UNHCR website. The UN Refugee Agency is responsible for collection, compilation and dissemination of this statistics. The UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) established the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS) to collect data from several resources including: i) International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics (IRRS, published in 2018) - an internationally accepted framework for statistics on refugee and refugee-related populations; ii) Refugee statistics compilers’ manual with operational instructions established in compliance with the IRRS; iii) International Recommendations on Internally Displaced Persons Statistics.
Lineage The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
Responsible party The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, collates population data relating to persons who are forcibly displaced or stateless. The data is sourced from governments and from UNHCR operations.
Metadata creator information Metadata was last updated on 2023 Nov 15. For inquiries, contact: Open Development Vietnam. Website:
Attributes 1. Refugee: Refugees include individuals recognized under the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity (OAU) Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, the refugee definition contained in the 1984 Cartagena Declaration on Refugees as incorporated into national laws, those recognized in accordance with the UNHCR Statute, individuals granted complementary forms of protection, and those enjoying temporary protection. The refugee population also includes people in refugee-like situations. People in refugee-like situation refers to a category which is descriptive in nature and includes groups of people who are outside their country or territory of origin and who face protection risks similar to those of refugees, but for whom refugee status has, for practical or other reasons, not been ascertained; 2. Asylum-seekers: Individuals who have sought international protection and whose claims for refugee status have not yet been determined; 3. Internally displaced persons: Persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of, or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized State border. For the purposes of UNHCR’s statistics, this population includes only conflict-generated IDPs to whom the Office extends protection and/or assistance. The IDP population also includes people in an IDP-like situation. People in an IDP-like situation refers to a category which is descriptive in nature and includes groups of people who are inside their country of nationality or habitual residence and who face protection risks similar to those of IDPs but who, for practical or other reasons, could not be reported as such; 4. Other people in need of international protection: People who are outside their country or territory of origin, typically because they have been forcibly displaced across international borders, who have not been reported under other categories (asylum-seekers, refugees, people in refugee-like situations) but who likely need international protection, including protection against forced return, as well as access to basic services on a temporary or longer-term basis; 5. Stateless: Individuals under UNHCR’s statelessness mandate are defined under the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless People as those not considered as nationals by any State under the operation of its law. In other words, they do not possess the nationality of any State. UNHCR statistics refer to people who fall under the organization’s statelessness mandate as those who are stateless according to this international definition. Data from some countries may also include people with undetermined nationality. These are people who lack proof of possession of any nationality and at the same time have or are regarded as having important links to more than one State. UNHCR also works with populations at risk of statelessness, but persons at risk of statelessness are not reported on under the statistical category of individuals under UNHCR’s statelessness mandate; 6. Host community: A community that hosts large populations of refugees or internally displaced persons, whether in camps, integrated into households, or independently. UNHCR reports on host communities in countries with substantive programmes focusing on sharing the burden of hosting large refugee populations, as set out in the Global Compact on Refugees; 7. Other groups or persons of concern: Individuals who do not necessarily fall directly into any of these groups above but to whom UNHCR has extended its protection and/or assistance services, based on humanitarian or other special grounds;

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Keywords refugees,UNHCR,Asylum-seekers,Internally displaced persons,Stateless
Date uploaded January 17, 2024, 04:44 (UTC)
Date modified April 18, 2024, 15:37 (UTC)