More than 100 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced

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Stefan Ellerbeck
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Joe Myers
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Refugees, asylum-seekers and others in need of international protection displaced during each year | 1975 – 2022.
The number of displaced people around the world has risen sharply since 2020. Image: UNHCR


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Flows of refugees, people in refugee-like situations and other people in need of international protection from their region of origin to their region of asylum | 1975 – 2022.
Flows of refugees around the world. Image: UNHCR

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