Statistics from UNHCR on World Refugees

June 20, 2012 by

Today is World Refugee Day, which gives us a chance to look at the situation of refugees around the world. According to the latest 2011 figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):

  • 42.5 million people were forcibly displaced due to new and persistent conflicts.
  • Developing countries hosted four-fifths of the world’s refugees.
  • The three countries hosting the most refugees were Pakistan, Iran and Syria.

To view the full UNHCR report, A Year of Crises: UNHCR Global Trends 2011, click the image below.  (Note:  the report may take a minute or two to download).

Source:  UNHCR

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