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Global resettlement statistics

Where are the people who need resettlement?

This world map shows where people who need resettlement come from (their country of origin).

These are mostly in Africa and the Middle East. The crisis in Venezuela has also increased the need for resettlement in that country and in neighbouring Colombia.

This second graph shows over the last few years the need for resettlement by the region they came from (region of origin). As can be seen, Africa and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are by far the largest regions of origin.

This next map shows where people who need resettlement are living (their country of asylum). This is similar to the map of the country of origin, with a ‘spillover’ into neighbouring countries.

This next chart shows the region where people who need resettlement live (their region of asylum). This shows that many of the people displaced from the Middle East and North Africa have moved outside that region, with significant numbers in Europe. Fewer people needing resettlement in Africa have moved outside Africa.

This chart shows the top 10 countries hosting people in need of resettlement. Again, these are mostly countries that are neighbours to areas of conflict.

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