Where Do Most Refugees Come From?

Globally, the forcibly displaced population increased in 2017 by 2.9 million. By the end of the year, 68.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, or generalized violence.

68% of refugees come from five countries

Altogether, more than two-thirds (68 per cent) of all refugees worldwide came from just five countries:

  • Syrian Arab Republic (6.3 million)
  • Afghanistan (2.6 million)
  • South Sudan (2.4 million)
  • Myanmar (1.2 million)
  • Somalia (986,400)

Where do most refugees come from?

Tens of millions have been forced to flee their homes. This is where they come from.Read our report: www.unhcr.org/globaltrends2017

Posted by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency on Monday, 18 June 2018


Act now

There are many ways to help refugees including donations, volunteering or even raising awareness. You always must have a role in supporting most vulnerable people. However, when those vulnerable are refugees in your country, or in a place that you can easily reach, your responsibility becomes doubled.

In this article, we tried to give tips and ideas on how to support a refugee.

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You can also find your own way but what is most important is not to hesitate; go ahead and take an action.


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