By Sage Smiley
- Worldwide, 80 percent of refugees and displaced people are hosted by developing countries.
- More than 68 percent of displaced people are resettled or living in the Middle East or North Africa. The entirety of Europe hosts only 6 percent of the world’s refugees.
- Turkey hosts the most refugees of any country in the world: 2.5 million. Displaced people make up 3 percent of Turkey’s current population.
- More than half of the world’s refugees come from one of these three countries: Somalia (1.1 million), Afghanistan (2.7 million), and Syria (4.9 million).
- More than half of refugees worldwide (51%) are under the age of 18.
- The largest refugee camp in the world is in Kenya. It’s called the Dadaab camp, and at its peak housed more than 500,000 refugees at one time.
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