Data

UNHCR submissions to ERCM and CRISP countries

Statistics help monitor progress in achieving solutions for refugees over time. The first two graphs on this page present data on UNHCR resettlement submissions to new and emerging countries, including by submission category. The subsequent two graphs present data on IOM-facilitated departures to these countries. All graphs reflect the situation from 2017 to the most recent reporting period.

 

UNHCR submissions by category

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 graph below shows UNHCR submissions of cases based on resettlement categories, which are further explained in UNHCR’s Resettlement Handbook.

 
Disclaimer: percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

IOM-facilitated departures to ERCM and CRISP countries

Departures of refugees to new and emerging countries are facilitated by IOM. Data in the two graphs below do not include individuals who may have travelled with IOM’s assistance to these countries on a humanitarian visa.

 
Some case information is unavailable due to data sensitivity.

IOM-facilitated departures to ERCM and CRISP countries by gender and age

 
Disclaimer: percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
Some case information is unavailable due to data sensitivity.

Both UNHCR’s resettlement submissions and IOM’s departure figures may not match statistics published by States as government figures may include submissions and/or departures received outside of the two organization’s respective resettlement processes. For UNHCR’s global resettlement data see UNHCR’s Resettlement Data Portal.

All resettlement statistics for 2020 are provisional and subject to change.

Uruguay was not a recipient of ERCM funding, however it is included in the above graphs because it is considered as an emerging resettlement country.


Resettlement

Refugee resettlement is the transfer of refugees from the country in which they have sought protection to another State that has agreed to admit them.

Complementary Pathways

Complementary Pathways for admission are safe and regulated avenues for refugees that complement resettlement.