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Refugee Day - all-time record 27.1 million and 100 Million displaced people

On this refugee day, we know the data regarding the displaced population at risk. Once again, new historical records are reached, given the exponential increase in people who are forced to flee their homes.

According to recent UNHCR data, there are 27.1 million refugees, a number that will quickly skyrocket as it does not include data on Ukrainian refugees this year - about 7.3 million people left the country.

The origin countries of the largest number of refugees remain Syria - which in addition to the 6.8 million refugees has about 6.2 million people displaced within the country - Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Venezuela (people with temporary protection ). Also, the countries that host the most refugees in the world continue to be Turkey - which holds the record with 3.8 million refugees received - followed by Colombia, Uganda, Pakistan and Germany. 83% of refugees are hosted in low-income countries, considered to be developing.

The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution has surpassed the 100 million mark for the first time. This number is boosted by the recent war in Ukraine, as well as many other protracted conflicts such as Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Nigeria, Afghanistan or the Democratic Republic of Congo.

People forced to move (including internally displaced people, refugees and asylum seekers) make up 1% of the world's population, making it the 14th most populous country in the world.

“The international response to people fleeing the war in Ukraine has been extraordinarily positive. Compassion is alive and we need a similar mobilization for every crisis around the world. But ultimately, humanitarian aid is a palliative, not a cure. To reverse this trend, the only answer is peace and stability so that innocent people are not forced to decide between serious danger at home or precarious exit and exile.”

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees , Filippo Grandi.

Pai protege bebé na viagem da Hungria até Viena.
Father protects baby in the route from Hungary to Vienna. UNHCR/Mark Henley

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