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Refugees in Ghana

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11,981
Last updated 31 Aug 2019
Source - UNHCR, Government 
All refugees by origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Côte d'Ivoire UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  55.0%
6,585
Togo UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  28.6%
3,431
Liberia UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  6.2%
737
Sudan UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  4.0%
481
Syrian Arab Rep. UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  1.4%
167
Others UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  1.1%
131
Central African Rep. UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  1.0%
119
Sierra Leone UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  0.7%
89
Eritrea UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  0.5%
64
Somalia UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  0.5%
63
Dem. Rep. of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  0.4%
46
Rwanda UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  0.3%
36
Chad UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2019
  0.3%
32


Asylum seekers JSON  .CSV 
1,451
Last updated 31 Aug 2019
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Refugees from Côte d'Ivoire JSON  .CSV 
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    UNHCR - West & Central Africa Update - 12 September

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    Update on regional situations
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    UNHCR - West & Central Africa Map - 12 September

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    Principal refugees, IDPs and Stateless Persons in West & Central Africa
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    UNHCR Regional Bureau for West & Central Africa: Bi-weekly Education Newsletter

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    12 Sept, 2019
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 10 September 2019

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    Funding
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    UNHCR Ghana Factsheet July-August 2019

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    Factsheet
    Published: 9 September 2019 (12 days ago)
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    UNHCR Ghana Factsheet July-August 2019

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    Published: 9 September 2019 (12 days ago)
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    UNHCR Ghana Factsheet May-June 2019

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    Mixed Movements in West Africa - March-April 2019 UNHCR Update

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    This update covers the period March-April 2019 and provides an overview of regional and country trends as well as of programming and advocacy work undertaken by UNHCR Operations in the field of Mixed ...
    Published: 20 June 2019 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR Ghana Factsheet January-February 2019

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    UNHCR: Solutions in West Africa - Exempted Refugees Q3 2018

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    Solutions in West Africa
    Published: 4 December 2018 (9 months ago)
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    MMC WEST AFRICA - 4Mi Snapshot - October 2018

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    Aspirations of refugees and migrants from West Africa.
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 10 September 2019

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    Funding
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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 03 September 2019

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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 15 August 2019

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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 06 August 2019

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    UNHCR West Africa Funding Update 19 July 2019

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    Joint IOM-UNHCR letter on terminology

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    Refugees and migrants are entitled to the same universal human rights and fundamental freedoms, which must be respected, protected and fulfilled at all times. However, migrants and refugees are distin...
    Published: 25 January 2019 (7 months ago)
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    United Nations Secretary-General Guidance Note of the Secretary-General on the United Nations and Statelessness

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    The present Note provides guidance to the UN system on addressing statelessness by outlining guiding principles and policy framework for action.
    Published: 30 November 2018 (9 months ago)
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    New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

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    On 19 September 2016,the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives have adopted the following political declaration to address the question of large movements of refugees and migrants.
    Published: 19 September 2016 (3 years ago)
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    UNHCR - West & Central Africa Map - 12 September

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    Principal refugees, IDPs and Stateless Persons in West & Central Africa
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    UNHCR Burkina Faso - Populations forcibly displaced in Burkina Faso and neighboring countries

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    Map and Statistics
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    UNHCR West Africa Reference Map

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    Published: 29 November 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Africa - UNHCR Presence

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    UNHCR Presence map
    Published: 3 May 2016 (3 years ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest La CEDEAO, le HCR, et la Côte d'Ivoire célèbrent les deux ans du Plan d'Action de Banjul contre l'apatridie en Afriqu...

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    Communique de Presse - Réunion Régionale Stratégique sur l'Apatridie
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    UNHCR West Africa Eradicating statelessness in West Africa: ECOWAS, UNHCR and Côte d'Ivoire celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Banjul Plan...

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    Press Release - Statelessness Regional Strategic Meeting
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    UNHCR West Africa 4 Years gone, 6 to go - Eradicating statelessness in West Africa by 2024 is no distant dream

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    Press Release Anniversary Abidjan Declaration 25 February 2019
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest 4 Années écoulées, plus que 6 années - Mettre fin à l'apatridie en Afrique de l'Ouest d'ici 2024 est un objectif réal...

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    Communiqué de presse Anniversaire Déclaration d'Abidjan 25 février 2019
    Published: 27 February 2019 (6 months ago)
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    UNHCR: Stepping Up

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    Refugee education in crisis
    Published: 31 August 2019 (21 days ago)
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    UNHCR's Global Report 2018

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    In 2018, UNHCR worked closely with other stakeholders, such as the AU-EU-UN Joint Taskforce on migration, to ensure protection for refugees moving in mixed flows from Africa along “the northern route”...
    Published: 24 June 2019 (2 months ago)
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    AU: Roundtable on Addressing Root Causes and Achieving Durable Solutions in Africa

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    Summary conclusions
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    The Solutions Capital Initiative

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    Realizing the Potential of Multi-Year, Multi-Partner Planning
    Published: 1 November 2018 (10 months ago)
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    RMMS West Africa: Mixed Migration in West Africa Data, Routes and Vulnerabilities of People on the move

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    Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel

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    Report of UNSC
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    Rapport du Secrétaire général sur les activités du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel

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    Food Security and Humanitarian Implications in West Africa and the Sahel

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    Food Security and Humanitarian Implications in West Africa and the Sahel
    Published: 16 September 2016 (3 years ago)
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    Impact Evaluations on the Contribution of Food Assistance to Durable Solutions in Protracted Refugee Situations

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    Synthesis Report of the Joint WFP and UNHCR Impact Evaluations
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    UNHCR’S Strategic Directions 2017–2021

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    Strategic directions
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    UNOWAS E-MAGAZINE ISSUE 2 : “NOT TO TAKE OUR EYES OFF THE BALL” (DEC 2016)

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    E-magazine
    Published: 30 December 2016 (2 years ago)
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    MMC - 4Mi snapshot: Aspirations West Africa

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    2,184 refugees and migrants were interviewed by 4Mi in West Africa between 1 January and 31 July 2018, in Mali (Mopti, Gao and Timbuktu), Niger (Niamey and Agadez) and Burkina Faso (Dori and Bobo Diou...
    Published: 29 October 2018 (10 months ago)
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    UNHCR: Ivorian refugees in West Africa

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    Factsheet
    Published: 27 September 2018 (11 months ago)
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    UNHCR: Togolese refugees in Ghana

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    Published: 27 September 2018 (11 months ago)
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    UNHCR: Refugee Education 2030

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    A strategy for refugee inclusion
    Published: 9 September 2019 (12 days ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest Note Conceptuelle Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie : L’Afrique de l’Ouest en marche vers le Segment de h...

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    Note Conceptuelle Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie
    Published: 10 May 2019 (4 months ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Agenda Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness: West Africa on the journey towards the High-Level Segment to be held o...

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    Agenda Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness
    Published: 10 May 2019 (4 months ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Concept Note Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness: West Africa on the journey towards the High-Level Segment to be ...

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    Concept Note Regional Strategic Meeting on Statelessness
    Published: 10 May 2019 (4 months ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest Agenda Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie : L’Afrique de l’Ouest en marche vers le Segment de haut niveau ...

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    Agenda Réunion régionale stratégique sur l’apatridie
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    UNHCR - West & Central Africa Update - 12 September

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    Update on regional situations
    Published: 13 September 2019 (8 days ago)
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    UNHCR Regional Bureau for West & Central Africa: Bi-weekly Education Newsletter

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    12 Sept, 2019
    Published: 12 September 2019 (9 days ago)
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    UNHCR West Africa Infographic #IBELONG progress in ECOWAS - Highlights as of 30.04.2019

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    Published: 30 April 2019 (4 months ago)
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    HCR Afrique de l'Ouest Infographie #J'appartiens dans l'espace CEDEAO - Acquis au 30.04.2019

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    Infographie
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    UNOWAS E-magazine N.3 (ENG/FR)

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    E-magazine
    Published: 31 July 2017 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Global Trends Forced Displacement in 2016

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    Global Trends
    Published: 30 June 2017 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Age, Gender and Diversity Accountability Report 2016

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    Report
    Published: 30 June 2017 (2 years ago)
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    UNOWAS: Statement by Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas

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    Statement
    Published: 4 June 2017 (2 years ago)
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  •    Situations related to this country
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      Today, there are 22,000 Ivorian refugees hosted in West Africa. Since 2011, UNHCR has facilitated the voluntary return in safety and dignity of over 70,000 Ivorian refugees and and continues to do so.

    • Ghana - Stateless in West Africa

      According to UNHCR estimates, statelessness affects millions of people worldwide, at least 700,000 of which are in West Africa. There are many factors contributing to the risk of statelessness in the region, which suggest that the population at risk is very large.

    • Ghana - Asylum and Migration in West Africa

      Mixed movements refer to complex population flows: people using the same routes and modes of transportation to travel, but moving for different reasons, and with different needs. In these flows, refugees move alongside people fleeing financial hardship. West Africa is a place of complex mixed movements, inside the region or from the region to other parts of the world, such as Europe through the Central Mediterranean route.




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      Ghana
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    Capital
    Accra
    Languages
    en
    Population
    27,043,093
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