Refugee Facts

The UN’s High Commission for Refugees released this month its annual report on refugees. It shows the number of displaced people worldwide is the highest since the 1990s. There are 43.3m people forcibly displaced around the world. Pakistan has the most refugees with 1.7m ppl. Africa has 40% of displaced people in the world. Four in five refugees are in developing countries. The report shows that Canada has 169,000 refugees and 61,170 asylum seekers. Australia has 22,548 refugees and 2350 asylum seekers. The Netherlands has 76008 refugees, 16245 asylum seekers and 5034 stateless persons.

For more data: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/jun/15/refugee-statistics-unhcr

For the report: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AonYZs4MzlZbdEYwbEhxYnBJcExFVll4RzdkeDN1bVE#gid=1

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POSTED 29 Jun 2010
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