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How many refugees are there in the world?

Comparing host countries by capacity

Every country has a different capacity to host refugees. UNHCR also maps the distribution of refugees by the capacity of countries to host them. However, the Global Trends 2023 report no longer includes the data previously reported comparing the number of refugees to population or to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), due to a change in methodology. UNHCR now publishes its own maps and charts on the number of refugees hosted by the World Bank’s income grouping. bwhich acts as a measure of its financial capacity, and the previous maps have therefore been removed.

See UNHCR’s charts on income grouping of countries of asylum

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