According to UNHCR statistics for 2011, 1,217 refugees and people in refugee-like situations originated from Burkina Faso.
As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include stateless and internally displaced persons.
These statistics, which are for 2010, are the latest available, are provisional, and are subject to change. There are no statistics regarding host countries for refugees originated from Burkina Faso for 2011.
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Benjamin N. Lawrance, Ph.D.
Barber B. Conable, Jr. Endowed Professor of International Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: BNL [at] RIT [dot] EDU (BNL[at]RIT.EDU)
Benjamin N. Lawrance is the Conable Chair in International Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has conducted field research in West Africa since 1997 and published extensively about political and social conditions. He has served as an expert witness in the asylum cases for over 130 West Africans in the US, Europe and Canada which have involved human trafficking, citizenship, statelessness, female genital cutting, gender issues, gender identity, ethnic and religious violence, and witchcraft accusations.