UNHCR Global Trends Report 2012

Friday, October 4, 2013

UNHCR has published the 2012 edition of the Global Trends Report, its leading annual report on the state of forced displacement in the world. The report documents the highest figures of displaced persons in the past 18 years, reaching 45.2 million people of whom 15.4 are refugees and almost a million asylum seekers. During 2012 7.6 million persons became newly displaced. The report indicates that 81% of the world's refugees are hosted by developing countries. 46% of the world's refugees are children with the number of unaccompanied or separated children increasing. Afghanistan, Somalia and Iraq remained the largest producers of refugees, while Pakistan, Iran and Germany are the three countries with the largest refugee population.

Read the full report at UNHCR's website.

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