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Which countries host the most refugees?

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Kawa takes stock of the world's best students in terms of welcoming people in need.

At the end of 2018, the non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Amnesty International conducted a study based on figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

 

This study reveals obviously alarming figures, starting with the sheer number of refugees in the world, which stands at 22.5 million people.

 

Moments of solidarity

 

Nevertheless, in a world that is still largely troubled, solidarity emerges everywhere. Thus, for example, we observe that, while the richest countries in the world are struggling to organize the reception and protection of people in need, it is rather low- and middle-income countries that are doing much more than their fair share. Indeed, 84% of refugees worldwide live in developing countries.

The Arab world is doing its part

 

Among these, we find in the top 10 countries such as Lebanon, which hosts 1.4 million refugees, or Jordan, which hosts 2.8 million. The list also includes Pakistan, Uganda, and Germany.

 

Turkey is in first place in the ranking, with more than 3 million people welcomed. On the other hand, if we look at the number of refugees hosted per thousand inhabitants, then Lebanon and Jordan come respectively at 1st and 2nd place.