Refugee 101

Refugee 101

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Refugee 101 Questions

How many forcibly displaced people (FDP) are in the world in 2019/2020?

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79.5 million. The number includes refugees, internally displaced persons (IDP), asylum‐seekers and stateless persons. 68% of the FDP in the world originated from just five countries.

How many refugees are there in the world in 2019/2020?

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26 million refugees. Refugees are people who were forced to flee their country of origin in search of safety. To receive refugee protection, they have to prove that they could not find refuge within their country of origin and that the authorities in their homeland either could not or would not protect them.

What are the top five countries FDPs originated from in 2019/2020?

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Syria (6.6m), Venezuela (37m), Afghanistan (2.7m), South Sudan (2.2m), Myanmar (1.1m)

What percentage of the world’s refugees are hosted in developing countries?

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85% of the world’s refugees are hosted by developing nation

What percentage of the world’s FDPs are children?

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40% of the world’s refugees are children.

What are the top five countries that hosted FDPs in 2019/2020?

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Turkey (3.6m), Columbia (1.8m), Pakistan (1.4m), Uganda (1.4), Germany (1.1m)

How many Palestinian refugees are in the world?

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5.6 million. This is the number of Palestinian refugees receiving care from UNRWA initiative.

How many asylum‐seekers are in the world?

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4.2 million. An asylum‐seeker is an individual seeking international protection and whose claim for refugee status has not yet been determined.

What does the Bible have to say about refugees and forcibly displaced people (FDP)?

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What can the Church do to respond?

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If this overview of Refugee Realities has stirred your heart, take the next step. Find out if there are refugees in your community. See if there are opportunities to volunteer and help them integrate. Extend friendship to them. Invite them into your home and ask them to share their story.

Pray with and for them. I was a stranger, and you invited me in. ‐Jesus

Refugees Information Sources
Global Trends for 2019