Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Refugee Crisis in Numbers

Global Picture

More than 50 million - people forcibly displaced from their homes.

86 - percentage of the world's refugees who are living in developing countries.

More than 3 million - number of refugees from Syria hosted by Turkey and Lebanon alone.


More than 50 - percentage of Syria's population currently displaced.

4 million - forced to flee the country as refugees.

95 - percentage of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.

1 in 5 - of the Lebanese population are refugees from Syria.

$19/month - amount of food assistance that a refugee in Lebanon receives, a reduction of 30% from 2014 due to funding shortages.

More than 80 - percentage of Syrian refugees in Jordan living below the Jordanian poverty line.

Less than 90,000 - number of resettlement places other countries have offered for taking in Syrian refugees from the main host counties, which represents only 2.2% of refugees in the region.

23 - percentage of funding achieved by the UN humanitarian appeal for Syrian refugees as of 3 June 2015.


33% - the proportion of people arriving to Europe by boat this year who are Syrians.

1,865 people died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean as of 31 May 2015.

166,000 - People rescued at sea by the Italian authorities in 2014, when the humanitarian naval operation Mare Nostrum was in place.

Sub-Saharan Africa

3 million - estimated number of refugees in sub-Saharan Africa, fleeing conflicts in countries such as South Sudan, Somalia and the Central African Republic.

More than 550,000 - people from South Sudan who became refugees after the conflict broke out in December 2013, most of whom are now living in Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya and Uganda.

Fewer than 15,000 -- refugees from African countries who were resettled in 2013.

11 - percentage of the UN's South Sudan regional refugee response plan funded as of 3 June 2015.

South East Asia

8,000 - people stranded on boats close to Thailand in May 2015, according to the International Organization for Migration.

25,000 - refugees and migrants who attempted to cross the Bay of Bengal in the first quarter of the year, approximately double the number in the same period in 2014.

300 - people who died at sea in the first three months of 2015 due to starvation, dehydration and abuse by boat crews, according to UNHCR.

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