WASHINGTON (17th Nov, 2019): The number of refugees from all over the world rose to 26 million in 2018, and continue to set new records.
According to the newly released report by UNHCR and World Bank estimaes, the number of refugees globally rose to 25.9 million in 2018, up from 25.4 million in 2017, and setting a new world record. Moreover, the number of people seeking protection outside of their country has increased to an almost 70% since 2011.
Countries including Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Myanmar, and South Sudan, are producing the largest numbers of refugees. 56% of the world’s refugees came from these six countries in 2018.
The real question that arises here is, where will these refugees go? The majority of them live in their neighboring countries. According to the report released by World Bank, about half of the world’s 26 million refugees are hosted by only six countries namely:
- West Bank and Gaza
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