Over million individuals have been forcibly displaced by persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations.
1 in every 113 people around the world is either an asylum seeker, internally displaced (migrants) or a refugee.
The rate of new displacement remains very high: one person becomes displaced every 3 seconds. That’s 20 people forced from their homes, every minute – or 28,300 every day.
84% of refugees are hosted by developing countries, and less than 1 in every 5 refugees is hosted in Europe
55% of refugees come from just three countries: Syria, South Sudan and Afghanistan.
Every day, people around the world make the difficult decision to leave their countries in search of safety and better lives.
THE EUROPEAN REFUGEES/MIGRANTS CRISIS
The European migrant crisis, also known as the refugee crisis, was a period beginning in 2015 characterized by high numbers of people arriving in the European Union (EU) from across the Mediterranean Sea or overland through Southeast Europe following Turkey's migrant crisis.
It was part of a pattern of increased immigration to Europe from other continents which began in the mid-20th century and which has encountered resistance in many European countries.
The European Union Needs to Prepare for the Next Wave of Migrants
Just last year, 13.6 million people were newly displaced, either as refugees crossing borders or as IDPs (internally displaced peoples). Syria accounts for the largest forcibly displaced population in the world, with nearly 13 million people on the move since war erupted in 2011, including 6.7 million refugees escaping across borders.
Neighbouring Turkey is the world’s top host country, with 3.7 million displaced Syrians on its territory