The Global Flow of Refugees
In 2016, there are an estimated 65.6 million persons-of-concern to the UNHCR – one of every 113 people on the planet. In 2016, the number of refugees reached an all-time high of 22 million people. 16 million of them are under the protection of the UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency.
This interactive report allows to explore refugee migrations over time.
Over 17 million people have fled Syria since 2011, seeking safety in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and beyond. Millions more are displaced inside Syria and, as war continues, hope is fading fast.
Sub-Saharan Africa hosts more than 26 percent of the world’s refugee population. Over 18 million people in this region are of concern to UNHCR. That number has soared in recent years, partly due to ongoing crises in the Central African Republic (CAR), Nigeria and South Sudan.
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