ArmInfo. According to the report of the UN Agency for Refugees, Armenia is on the list of countries that hosted the largest number of refugees from Syria. Armenia hosted 14.700 Syrian refugees. . By these indicators, Armenia is ahead of Norway, which received 13,900 migrants and Spain (13,800).
The first place was led by Lebanon, which received 944,200 refugees, followed by Jordan (676300), Iraq (252500) and Egypt (1329000).
Outside the region, the largest number of refugees from Syria was recorded in Germany (532,100), Sweden (109300), Sudan (93,500). It is noted that almost half of the refugees are children.
In particular, the UN Agency for Refugees cites data from five countries, two thirds of which have become refugees: Syria (6.7 million), Afghanistan (2.7 million), South Sudan (2.3 million), Myanmar (1.1 million) and Somalia 0.9 million).
In total, the number of refugees in the world in 2018 for the first time since the end of World War II reached 70.8 million people. This follows from the report on Refugees in the World, submitted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday, June 19, in Berlin and Geneva.
According to the UN, the number of people who are forced to leave their homeland because of war, the threat of famine, natural disasters or violence is growing every year.
According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi , the real number of people forced to leave their homeland due to various kinds of crises is probably even higher than the official figures.
In particular, this statistic does not include part of the four million Venezuelans who left the country in recent months.
For comparison: in 2017, the official number of refugees in the world, according to the UN, was 68.5 million people, in 2009 - 43.3 million people.
Germany is among the countries that have received the largest number of refugees. According to 2018, it is 1.1 million people. Reporting this fact, Grandi praised the migration policy of the Federal Republic of Germany, pointing out that the country is making massive investments in the integration of newly arrived people and is successfully processing applications for political asylum accumulated since 2015.
According to UN statistics, more than half of the 70.8 million people who were forced to leave their home remained at home (41.3 million people). 20.4 million people fled to other countries because of war and persecution.
In addition, statistics take into account 5.5 million Palestinians who are subject to special protection by UNHCR. Another 3.5 million people are currently awaiting a decision on their refugee status.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees announces the latest figures on the number of refugees in the world each year on the eve of World Refugee Day, which is celebrated on June 20.