KARACHI: Earlier this year, a United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) report showed that Pakistan houses one of the world’s largest refugee population, most them hail from Afghanistan. The refugee crisis was termed the most challenging problem in the world last year.
On World Refugee Day, we decided to look at the geographical displacement – now considered the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War – of people in numbers, as taken from UNHCR.
is the number of displaced people worldwide
is the number of refugees hosted by Pakistan, most of which hail from Afghanistan
of all refugees are under the age of 18
is the number of persons displaced every minute around the world
is the year UNCHR facilitated the return of approximately 4.1 million registered Afghans from Pakistan
of the world’s displaced people are being hosted by developing countries
of refugees worldwide came from three countries: South Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria
is the number of people who are forced to flee their homes everyday due to fear of conflict and persecution
is the number of people who have been resettled