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Refugees | Countries Takes in The Most Refugees


Refugees | Countries Takes in the Most Refugees:  This Sunday, 20 June, marks the 20th anniversary of World Refugee Day, created on the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relates the Status of Refugees by the United Nations in 2001. A new UNHCR report, a UN refugee organization, shows that the number of displaced persons worldwide. Including refugees has increased by millions over 20,000 – 26,4 million of them, more than 80 million in 2020.

Refugees | Countries Takes in the Most Refugees


Countries Make Most of The Refugees

Approximately 67 percent come from only five countries: Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Myanmar. The most significant proportion of refugees worldwide is Syria’s, with currently 6.6 million Syrians displaced.

Turkey has an estimated 3.6 million refugees living in Turkey by mid-2020 and is home to approximately half of the Syrian refugee population and more total than any other country.

Colombia has 1,7 million, most of which come from its neighboring country, Venezuela, in the second-largest refugee population. Jordan previously replaced the second-highest refugee population in Jordan.

It has since dropped from the top ten following strict regulations in 2019. Hence this impedes the registration of the UN High Commissioner for who entered the country officially for medical, tourist, or refugee purposes. It effectively prevents non-Syrians from acquiring refugee status and from receiving further help or protection.

Germany Has Most

All the top ten countries which are the most refugees are developing countries, except for Germany.

By the middle of 2020, Germany, the fifth-largest number, has suffered a first drop worldwide, at 1,1 million, mainly from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan since 2013. In 2020, Germany saw a decline of 35,300, mainly because they revoke or withdrawn due to the UN reports.

Plenty of Asylum

Also, the number of asylum applications worldwide decreased by 33 percent in the first half of 2020, most likely due to pandemic travel restrictions.

In April, 168 countries had entirely or partially closed boundaries at the height of the first wave of the pandemic. Therefore in 90 countries, asylum seekers deny entry into their frontiers.

The UN reports a worldwide backlog of 4,2 million pending individual applications for asylum in mid-2020, despite decreases in the number of new applications, which has remained unchanging since the start of 2020.


So these are the ten most refugee countries since mid-2020. This figure reflects only UNHCR refugees, excluding Palestinian within the mandate of the United Nations Relief. Also, Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, under which another 5.7 million of them employ.

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