WORLD REFUGEE DAY 

FIVE COUNTRIES HOSTING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF REFUGEES IN 2024 

Published By Moushumi Mahanta | 20 Jun, 2024

Who is a Refugee?

A refugee is someone who cannot return home due to a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, social group membership, or political opinions.
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Why is World Refugee Day Celebrated

It is an international day dedicated to honoring the courage and determination of individuals who have had to flee their homeland due to persecution or war.
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When is it Celebrated?

The United Nations observes World Refugee Day on June 20 each year to honor and recognize refugees worldwide.
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Global Distribution of Refugees

According to UNHCR figures, the majority (75%) of refugees worldwide live in low- and middle-income countries.
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Here’s a list of nations hosting the most refugees: 
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Iran

 In 2024, the Islamic Republic of Iran shelters the highest number of refugees, totalling 3.8 million.
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Turkey

Turkey is second to Iran in hosting refugees in 2024, accommodating 3.3 million individuals.
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Colombia

Colombia is a country situated primarily in South America, with some insular regions in North America. As of 2024, the nation is home to 2.9 million refugees.
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Germany

In 2024, Germany, a Western European nation, hosts a significant population of 2.6 million refugees.
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Pakistan

Pakistan, our neighbouring country, provides refuge to 2.0 million refugees in 2024.
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