The world has faced multiple refugee crises, defined as movements of large groups of displaced people. Today, more than 60 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced from their home countries due to political upheaval, violence, religious persecution, and a myriad of other reasons.
Refugees: Facts and Figures
According to refugees.org:
- 60-70% of refugees live in urban areas as unrecognized residents
- 20-30% live in camps, often for many years
- Fewer than 0.1% are permanently resettled in a developed nation, such as the United States
According to pewresearch.org, the bulk of refugees admitted to the United States come from:
- The Democratic Republic of Congo