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Data visualization tracks myriad dangers faced by refugees and migrants on land routes across Africa


Data visualization tracks myriad dangers faced by refugees and migrants on land routes across Africa

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Refugees and asylum-seekers released from Ain Zara detention centre in Libya's capital Tripoli wait outside a UN facility to receive cash and food assistance in May 2022.

Key facts and figures

108.4 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced.
Most refugees – 76 per cent – are hosted by low- and middle-income countries.

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, protects people forced to flee their homes due to conflict and persecution.

We work in more than 130 countries, protecting millions of people by responding with vital support, safeguarding fundamental human rights and helping them build a better future.

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Current Emergencies

Our help and experts are ready for rapid deployment around the world. We can launch an emergency operation in 72 hours, thanks to a global network of suppliers, specialized agencies and partners. Read more about our emergency response and current emergencies.

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Figures at a Glance

Basic data to understand the Refugee Crisis. More than 103 million  people around the world have been forced to flee their homes.

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Services for Refugees

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The climate crisis is no longer a distant threat. It’s happening right now, and those forced to flee conflict are being hit the hardest.

UNHCR Annual Global Trends Report


UNHCR annual Global Trends report 2022

UNHCR's Global Trends report presents key statistical trends and the latest numbers of refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced and stateless persons.

If ongoing conflicts remain unresolved and the risks of new ones erupting are not reined in, one aspect that will define the twenty-first century will be the continuously growing numbers of people forced to flee and the increasingly dire options available to them.

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Our primary purpose at UNHCR is to safeguard the rights and well-being of people who have been forced to flee and those denied a nationality.
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