Forced to Flee: Over 80 Million Displaced Worldwide | List of nations from which refugees arrive

With nearly 200,000 illegal crossings recorded at EU borders, 2021 has seen a rebound to pre-pandemic levels of irregular migration to Europe. This is an increase of 57% compared to 2020 and 38% compared to 2019. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), worldwide, 82.4 million people have been forcibly displaced. Around 26.4 million people worldwide have fled to other countries as refugees. Another 4.1 million people are asylum seekers who have applied for refugee status but have not yet obtained it.Also Read – AFG vs NED Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Hints Afghanistan vs Netherlands 2nd ODI: Captain, Vice-Captain for today’s Afghanistan v Netherlands, Doha at 12.30pm IST Jan 23rd Sunday

According to UN data, an estimated 42% of refugees are children, of whom around 1 million were born as refugees between 2018 and 2020. A record 82.4 million people worldwide were forced to flee their homes. Also Read – Failure to Vaccinate Everyone Will Lead to New Variants, Warns UN Chief Guterres

The people who have been forced to leave everything behind are among the most vulnerable in the world, and their situation is only getting worse, with the added urgency of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many refugees have suffered greatly from the crisis. Also Read – Displaced families forced to sell children and organs to survive in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

For authorities, it is difficult to track irregular migration because it occurs outside of countries’ regulatory standards. Changes in an individual’s migration status, into or out of irregularity, are also difficult to track. Therefore, current knowledge on the levels and dynamics of irregular migration is limited, especially at the global level.

According to reports, in Asia, there were around 4 million undocumented migrants in Pakistan in 2013, and about 500,000 undocumented workers in Malaysia in 2012 (Gallagher and McAuliffe, 2016). Other Asian countries host large populations of irregular migrants, although the lack of reliable data and estimates makes it very difficult to assess the true extent of irregular migration and migrant smuggling trends in these regions. (McAuliffe and Laczko, 2016).

In 2013, it was estimated that around 2.7 million irregular migrants from Afghanistan were living in Pakistan (UNODC, 2015). While in Europe, the size of the stock of irregular migrants in the EU-27 in 2008 was between 1.9 and 3.8 million, down from 2.4 and 5.4 million in the EU-25 in 2005 ( Kovacheva and Vogel, 2009).

United States An estimated 11.3 million undocumented migrants lived in the United States (USA) in 2016 (Krogstad, Passel and Cohen, 2017). The number of Mexicans crossing the US border irregularly has dropped dramatically in recent years (Gonzalez-Barbera and Krogstad, 2017).

In 2000, the US Border Patrol apprehended 1.6 million irregular Mexican migrants; in 2016, the number was 193,000. In recent years, the number of non-Mexicans apprehended has exceeded that of Mexicans (Ibid.).

Here are the top seven countries of origin with the most refugees in the world today:

  • Syria — 6.8 million refugees and asylum seekers

Most Syrian refugees from the Syrian civil war remain in the Middle East. Turkey hosts nearly 3.7 million people, the highest number of refugees hosted by any country in the world. (According to worldvision.org)

  • Venezuela — 5.4 million refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

Years of economic and political instability in Venezuela have driven millions of Venezuelans to leave the country since 2014. They migrate in search of food, work and a better life, mostly to neighboring countries. (According to worldvision.org)

  • Afghanistan — 2.8 million refugees and asylum seekers

Around 2.6 million people from Afghanistan are refugees, making it one of the largest long-term refugee situations in the world – and that number rises to 2.8 million if you add asylum seekers. asylum who apply for refugee status. (According to worldvision.org)

  • South Sudan — 2.2 million refugees and asylum seekers

The protracted conflict in South Sudan has caused one of the largest refugee crises in Africa. About 1.6 million people are internally displaced and another 2.2 million are refugees who have fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. (According to worldvision.org)

  • Myanmar – 1.1 million refugees and asylum seekers

About 1.1 million people who identify as members of the Rohingya ethnic group have fled their homes in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state. Today, around 880,000 stateless Rohingya refugees live in the world’s largest and most densely populated refugee camp, Kutukpalong. (According to worldvision.org)

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo — 1 million refugees and asylum seekers

About 5.2 million people are internally displaced and about 1 million people live in neighboring countries as refugees and asylum seekers. The violence has also hampered the containment of an Ebola outbreak that began in May 2018. (According to worldvision.org)

  • Somalia — 800,000 refugees and asylum seekers

Most Somali refugees have settled in Kenya, Ethiopia or Yemen. Some have lived in massive refugee camps for years. Tens of thousands of people have returned to the country since 2015, largely due to the Kenyan government’s intention to eventually close Dadaab, which was once the largest refugee camp in the world. (According to worldvision.org)

(Data source: migrationdataportal.org)

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