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Global resettlement needs

Key points

  • UNHCR has identified 1,440,408 refugees will need resettlement in 2020, an increase in the previous year.
  • Overwhelmingly, those who need resettlement come from Africa (674,599 people) and the Middle East and North Africa (625,397 people)
  • Turkey is hosting by far the largest number of people needing resettlement (420,000 people), and most of the others are in Africa
  • The Asia Pacific region stayed relatively stable, with 98,281 people needing resettlement

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publishes every year its estimates of how many people need to be resettled. This page identifies some of the key statistics from the Global Resettlement Needs Report for 2020.

What are the projected global resettlement needs in 2020?

This graph show how many people UNHCR estimates need to be resettled from each region where they are living (region of asylum) for the past 3 years.

This graph shows where people who need resettlement come from (their country and region of origin), including the top 10 countries of origin. There are very high needs for resettlement in both Africa and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Where do they come from?

These graph shows where people who need resettlement come from (their country of origin) and the top 1o countries of origin.

Where are they living now?

These graph shows where people are living who need ot be resettled, and the top 10 countries hosting people who need to be resettled.


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