UN Refugee Agency released its latest report as per which record 79.5 million people were displaced by the end of 2019. Turkey hosted the highest number of people who were forced to leave their homes.
The latest report released by the on Thursday said that an unprecedented as of the end of 2019, with Turkey hosting the highest number of people forced to leave their homes. Pakistan ranked 4th as a refugee host country.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ‘Global Trends Report’ released 2 days before World Refugee Day. The report revealed that forced displacement almost doubled since 2010.
UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said, “UNHCR has not seen a higher total. This is the highest figure that UNHCR has recorded since these statistics have been systematically collected and is a reason for great concern.”
Adding, “This is, by the way, approximately 1% of the world population. We’ve never reached this very significant percentage.”
The highest number of refugees were hosted by Turkey i.e. 3.9 million, followed by Colombia hosting 1.8 million displaced Venezuelans. At the third position was Germany that hosted around 1.5 million displaced people while Pakistan and Uganda stood at 4th and 5th position respectively.
In the past decade at least 100 million people were compelled to leave their lands and had to take refuge in or outside their countries. The report further revealed that since 2010, forced displacement has almost doubled.