Graphic Truth: The Largest Refugee Flows
Across the globe, the number of refugees has climbed to the highest level seen in nearly 70 years. War, persecution and climate change have prompted some 70.8 million to flee their homes, more than twice as many as two decades ago. Ongoing conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar, South Sudan and Somalia account for roughly two thirds of all refugees, while Syria accounts for the most with a staggering 6.7 million. The UN refugee agency estimates 37,000 people are displaced every day. To get a sense of the largest ongoing refugee crises in the world today, here is a snapshot of the countries of origin and destination for officially designated refugee and asylum seeker populations currently greater than 500,000 people.