UNHCR Global Trends Quiz

Test your knowledge about people who have been forced to flee their homes around the world. The quiz is based on the latest statistics and data from our Global Trends Report for 2018.

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How many people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes?

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Data from UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report, shows that almost 70.8 million people are now forcibly displaced. To put this in perspective, this is double the level of 20 years ago, 2.3 million more than a year ago, and corresponds to a population between that of Thailand and Turkey.

2/3 of the world's refugees come from just five countries. Which countries are they?

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Syria: 6.7 million, Afghanistan: 2.7 million, South Sudan: 2.3 million, Myanmar: 1.1 million, Somalia: 949,487

How many refugees live in countries neighboring their countries of origin?

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About 80% of refugees live in countries neighboring their countries of origin.

Which countries are the top three refugee-hosting countries?

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Turkey: 3.7 million, Pakistan: 1.4 million, Uganda: 1.2 million Developing countries host 84% of the world's refugees. Why do those who have little, give the most?

Fill in the blank. One person is displaced every _______ seconds?

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On average, one person was forced to flee every 2 seconds of every day in 2018, escaping persecution, conflict or violence somewhere in the world.

Which country in Europe hosted the most refugees in 2018?

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Germany: 1,063,837, Sweden: 248,226, United Kingdom: 126,720, Italy: 189,243. Arrivals to Europe have gone down significantly during the past year.

How many people lost their lives in the Mediterranean in 2018?

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Six people died each day attempting to cross Mediterranean in 2018, despite a major drop in the number of arrivals reaching European shores. In total, 139,300 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe, the lowest number in five years. More here: https://bit.ly/2Si9XvS

How many percent of the world's refugees are children?

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Children below the age of 18 years of age constituted about half of the refugee population in 2018. Of which, 111,000 refugee children fled alone without parents or their families last year.

How many refugee children are out of school?

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In just one year, the number of refugee children out of school has increased by half a million to make the number 4 million. Millions of refugee children and youth will spend their entire childhood in a country that is not their own. They will spend their formative years deprived of the school environment which so many of us take for granted. Read more: unhcr.org/turnthetide/

How many refugees were resettled in 2018?

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Forced displacement is at a record high, but long-term solutions for those displaced are fewer and harder to come by. Only 92,400 refugees, or 6.6% of the 1.4 million refugees identified as highly vulnerable and in need of resettlement, were offered resettlement in 25 countries world-wide. This means a mere .035% of the total global refugee population were resettled in 2018. The largest number of UNHCR-facilitated resettlement departures were from major refugee-hosting countries, including Lebanon (9,800), followed by Turkey (9,000), Jordan (5,100) and Uganda (4,000). More here: https://bit.ly/2Rk9Wol

Most people think refugees live in camps and rural areas. How many percent of refugees lived in urban areas in 2018?

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The refugee population reflects a global shift towards living in urban rather than rural areas. In 2018, the proportion of the refugee population that was urban-based was estimated at 61 per cent globally. Unlike camp settings, cities and urban areas present certain advantages: refugees can live autonomously and find employment or economic opportunities. The largest urban refugee population was in Turkey, where the vast majority of refugees were reported to be living in urban or peri-urban areas.

How many refugees are in refugee situations lasting 20 years or more?

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Millions of people spend decades as refugees. Some have been displaced for generations living in what’s called a protracted refugee situation. This is when 25,000 or more refugees of the same nationality have been in exile for 5 years or longer. Nearly 4 in every 5 refugees are in displacement situations that have lasted for at least five years. One in 5 have been in displacement situations that have lasted 20 years or more.

How many people worldwide are stateless according to UNHCR's data?

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Although it is known that millions of people are stateless (without nationality or the rights and services nationality provides), in 2018 reliable data was recorded for 3.9 million stateless people in 78 countries world-wide. Statelessness persists around the world, including in the 25 states which do not allow women to transfer nationality to their children or in countries ravaged by conflict, where many fathers unknown, missing or deceased.

Which emergency situations are heavily underfunded?

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The funding gap is widening, now standing at $4.5 billion. Such a funding gap has a devastating impact on people of concern and would require radical reprioritization of support for critical needs. More here: http://reporting.unhcr.org/node/21131

UNHCR Global Trends Quiz
This is how much you know about displacement around the world. Well done!

Read our full Global Trends Report 2018 here: https://www.unhcr.org/globaltrends2018/

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