UNHCR Global Trends 2013

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Global Trends 2013

(1) Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). (2) Idem. (3) The highest figure since 1989 when record keeping began.

51.2 million forcibly displaced forcibly displaced worldwideworldwide

16.7 million refugees

33.3 million internally displaced persons

1.2 million asylum-seekers

An estimated 10.7 million individuals were newly displaced due to conflict or persecution in 2013. This includes 8.2 million persons newly displaced within the borders of their own country, the highest figure on record. (2) The other 2.5 million individuals were new refugees - the highest number of new arrivals since 1994.

During 2013, conflict and persecution forced an average of 32,200 individuals per day to leave their homes and seek protection elsewhere, either within the borders of their own country or in other countries. This compares to 23,400 in 2012 and 14,200 in 2011.

Pakistan was host to the largest number of refugees worldwide (1.6 million), followed by the Islamic Republic of Iran (857,400), Lebanon (856,500), Jordan (641,900), and Turkey (609,900).

More than 5.4 million refugees under UNHCR's mandate (46%) resided in countries where the GDP per capita was below USD 5,000.

5.4 million

1. Pakistan (1.6 million)

2. Islamic Republic of Iran (857,400)

3. Lebanon (856,500)

4 Jordan (641,900)

5. Turkey (609,900)

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11.7 million under UNHCR's mandate

5.0 million Palestinian refugees registered by UNRWA

32,20010.7 million

Developing countries hosted 86 per cent of the world's refugees, compared to 70 per cent 10 years ago. This is the highest value in more than two decades. The Least Developed Countries were providing asylum to 2.8 million refugees by year-end.


The 2013 level of displacement was the highest on record

since comprehensive statistics on global forced displacement

have been collected. (3)

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