U.S. Committee for Refugees World Refugee Survey 1998 - Uzbekistan

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.


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