This map shows the global proportion of asylum-seeker applying there in 2018. An asylum-seeker is someone whose request for sanctuary has yet to be processed.
The colour shading indicates the major geographic regions of the world used in all Worldmapper cartograms (see reference map).
This map uses data by UNHCR (last accessed June 2019). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.
Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.
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