REFUGEES, MIGRANTS and ASYLUM SEEKERS CRISIS
Over 110 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced by persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations.
62.5 million are internally displaced people (Source: IDMC)
More than 5.4 Million people are asylum seeker, 35.3 Million are refugees and migrants, 5.2 Million are other people in need of international protection, while 62.5 Million are internally displaced people (Source: IDMC)
52% originate from just three countries.
Over half of all refugees under UNHCR’s mandate and other people in need of international protection come from just three countries.
Syrian Arab Republic 6.8 million
Ukraine 5.7 million
Afghanistan 5.7 million
38% hosted in five countries
Turkiye hosts the largest number of refugees, with 3.6 million people, followed by the Islamic Republic of Iran with 3.4 million people. Colombia is third with 2.5 million, including other people in need of international protection.
Turkiye 3.6 million
Islamic Republic of Iran 3.4 million
Colombia 2.5 million
Germany 2.1 million
Pakistan 1.7 million
THE EUROPEAN REFUGEES/MIGRANTS CRISIS
Migrants arriving in the Mediterranean region of Europe nearly doubled in early 2023.
More than 36,000 people arrived between January and March this year compared to just over 18,000 in the same period in 2022.
This is the highest number of arrivals for those months in more than five years