United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, U.S. Committee for Refugees World Refugee Survey 1998 - Uzbekistan, 1 January 1998, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6a8a218.html [accessed 22 October 2016]
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Uzbekistan hosted 1,000 recognized refugees and 250 asylum seekers at the end of 1997. More than 30,000 persons from Afghanistan and 8,000 from Tajikistan were living in Uzbekistan in refugee-like circumstances. Uzbekistan was not a signatory to the UN Refugee Convention and lacked national legislation for addressing refugee issues. UNHCR handled all refugee-registration and status-determination procedures in the country.