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UNHCR Global Trends 2019 - media page

UNHCR Global Trends 2019 - media page

Global Trends in Forced Displacement

UNHCR’s latest Global Trends report shows that 79.5 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2019. That's fully 1 per cent of humanity, or 1 in every 97 people on earth.

Some 11 million people were newly displaced in the course of last year – fleeing wars, violence or persecution. Overwhelmingly it is low- and middle-income countries that are most affected.
Global Trends

UNHCR's annual Global Trends report presents data and analysis on the plight of all forcibly displaced people throughout the world.

Global Report

Released in parallel, UNHCR's Global Report reflects the agency's work on behalf of those within its mandate, including most people forced to flee and the world's stateless populations.

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  • More children are displaced.  English – French
  • Where do most refugees come from?  English – French
  • Can we predict how many people will be forced to flee?  English – French
  • Which crises forced people to flee in the last decade?  English – French
  • Internal displacement rose to record levels this past decade.  English – French
  • Which refugees returned home in the last decade?  English – French
  • Which countries reduced statelessness in the last decade?  English – French
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