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These countries host the most refugees

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Conflict in Syria continues to drive drive displacement. Image: REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Martin Armstrong
Data Journalist, Statista
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  • A new report by the UNHRC reveals which countries host the most refugees.
  • Turkey is home to the largest number, hosting 3.6 million.

In the latest UNHCR report on forced displacement, the agency warned that: "Despite an urgent appeal from the U.N. Secretary-General on 23 March 2020 calling for a global ceasefire to address the pandemic, new displacement has not halted." Adding: "While COVID-19 has temporarily led to a reduction in the number of new asylum-seekers due to movement restrictions and border closures...the underlying factors leading to conflict in situations globally remain unaddressed."

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Turkey hosts the most refugees by far. Image: Statista

In this chart we focus on data from the report, highlighting the countries which are currently hosting the most refugees. Acting as a geographical stepping stone to the European Union for the millions fleeing the conflict in neighboring Syria, Turkey is home to by far the largest amount of refugees at 3.6 million. Colombia, neighbor of crisis-hit Venezuela hosts the second largest amount - 1.8 million.

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