25 Things You Should Know About Refugees And Statelessness

While we all know that the refugee crisis is bigger today than it was in the past, what you might not realize is just how big. Thanks to national border controls established after the World Wars, a rapidly expanding world population, extreme inequality, and constant conflict, the world today is home to more refugees than at any other point in history. These are 25 things you should know about refugees and statelessness.

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There are 59.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwide

There are 59.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwideSource: unicef, unhcr, wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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86% of those refugees are hosted by developing or low income countries

86% of those refugees are hosted by developing or low income countriesSource: unicef, unhcr, wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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In fact, more than 26 million of them are internally displaced. This means they have become refugees in their own countries, usually because of conflict.

In fact, more than 26 million of them are internally displaced. This means they have become refugees in their own countries, usually because of conflict.Source: unicef, unhcr, wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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By international law, refugees are not allowed to be sent back to the country from which they fled

By international law, refugees are not allowed to be sent back to the country from which they fledSource: unicef, unhcr, wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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The Middle East and North Africa have the highest number of internally displaced people with 2.5 million

The Middle East and North Africa have the highest number of internally displaced people with 2.5 millionSource: unicef, unhcr, wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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