Every year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publishes statistics on global resettlement. These statistics tell us where refugees are coming from, where they are being resettled to, and the chances people have of being resettled from any country. We have analysed the data from 2004 to 2016 to see what they can tell us about global refugee movements over the past decade.
New global refugee statistics from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)'s Global Trends report highlight the need for Australia to increase support for refugees, including those from eastern and central Africa.
This snapshot sets out key international statistics including comparisons with Australia.
UNHCR’s latest Global Trends report highlights that at the end of 2015, global displacement reached a record high of 65.3 million people who have been forced to leave their homes, an increase of 4.8 million people since last year. Each year, UNHCR releases statistics on the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide, including refugees, internally displaced people, people seeking asylum and stateless people.
This page explains UNHCR's key statistical resources.
This table lists the projected resettlement needs in 2014 by region of origin.
This table sets out the projected global resettlement needs by region of asylum.
This table lists the number of people seeking asylum recognised as refugees across the world.
This table lists the countries who host the most refugees.
Rank Country of origin Refugees People in refugee- like situations Total Asylum seekers 1 Syria 3,865,720 17,865 3,883,585 79,670 2…