Global Refugee Crisis – by the numbers
There are 19.5 million refugees globally
- 14.4 million under the mandate of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and 5.1 million Palestinian refugees under the mandate of UNRWA.
Top 10 source countries of refugees (in addition to Palestinian refugees):
- South Sudan
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Central African Republic
Top 10 refugee host countries:
- Turkey (1.59 million in 2014, now more than 2 million)
- Pakistan (1.5 million)
- Lebanon (1.15 million)
- Iran (950,000)
- The top three countries host more than one million refugees each, and together account for 30% of UNHCR-registered refugees globally.
- Developing countries host 86% of the world’s refugees.
Highest number of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants:
- Lebanon, 232
- Jordan, 87
- Nauru, 39
- Chad, 34
- Djibouti, 23
- South Sudan, 21
- Turkey, 21
- Mauritania, 19
- Sweden, 15
- Malta, 14
- In June 2015, UNHCR estimated that almost 1,153,300 refugees need resettlement globally. This was a 22% increase from the previous year and a 67% from two years earlier.
- In 2014, only 27 countries offered resettlement places.
- A total of 105,200 refugees were resettled in 2014
- The USA resettled 73,000 refugees during 2014, 70% of the total