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Refugees in Senegal

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All refugees JSON  .CSV 
14,417
Last updated 30 Jun 2019
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All refugees by origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Mauritania UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  97.9%
14,120
Central African Rep. UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  1.5%
212
Others UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  0.6%
85


Asylum seekers JSON  .CSV 
1,758
Last updated 30 Jun 2019
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Facilitated voluntary refugee repatriations since 2016 JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Central African Rep. UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  54.3%
50
Gambia UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  29.3%
27
Afghanistan UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  9.8%
9
Côte d'Ivoire UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  6.5%
6


Facilitated voluntary repatriations of asylum seekers since 2017 JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Central African Rep. UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  71.1%
27
Gambia UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  28.9%
11


Spontaneous refugee returns since 2017 JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Gambia UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  100.0%
4


Spontaneous asylum seeker returns since 2017 JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Turkey UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  69.2%
27
Gambia UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  30.8%
12


Naturalized refugees since 2017 JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Mauritania UNHCR 30 Jun 2019
  100.0%
6


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      Senegal
    Worldbank country facts
    Capital
    Dakar
    Languages
    fr
    Population
    13,508,715
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    Gini index
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