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Refugees in Senegal

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All refugees JSON 
14,565
Last updated 31 Aug 2017
Source - UNHCR, Government 
All refugees by origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Mauritania UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  93.9%
13,683
Central African Rep. UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  1.9%
282
Rwanda UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  1.9%
274
Others UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  0.6%
83
Liberia UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  0.4%
61
Gambia UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  0.4%
59
Burundi UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  0.4%
54
Côte d'Ivoire UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  0.3%
39
Dem. Rep. of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  0.2%
30


Asylum seekers JSON 
3,335
Last updated 31 Aug 2017
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Facilitated voluntary refugee repatriations since 2016 JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Gambia UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  44.3%
27
Central African Rep. UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  31.1%
19
Afghanistan UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  14.8%
9
Côte d'Ivoire UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  9.8%
6


Facilitated voluntary repatriations of asylum seekers since 2017 JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Central African Rep. UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  61.5%
16
Gambia UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  38.5%
10


Spontaneous refugee returns since 2017 JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Gambia UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  100.0%
4


Spontaneous asylum seeker returns since 2017 JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Gambia UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  100.0%
12


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    OFADEC
    Office Africain pour le Développement et la Coopération
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    UNHCR West Africa Statelessness
    Facebook page of UNHCR West Africa Statelessness
      Senegal
    Worldbank country facts
    Capital
    Dakar
    Languages
    fr
    Population
    13,508,715
    Area
    N/A
    GDP
    N/A
    GDP growth
    N/A
    Income level
    Low income
    Gini index
    39.2
    Currency
    XOF
    Literacy rate
    N/A