Over 68.5 million people around the globe have had to flee their homes since end of World War II
· Most people remain displaced within their home countries, but about 25.4 million people worldwide have fled to other countries as refugees. More than half of refugees are children
. 158 countries or territories worldwide are hosting refugees.
· 85% of the world’s refugees are sheltered by developing countries.
· 11.3 million refugees are hosted by these 10 countries (Turkey, Pakistan, Uganda, Lebanon, Iran, Germany, Ethiopia, Jordan, Sudan, DR Congo).
· Currently refugees make up 0.18% of the UK population .
. In 2017 Britain received less than 4% of all asylum claims made in the EU.
· Of the 14,166 people granted asylum, protection and resettlement in 2017, 5,953 were under 18 years old.
· Over 13 million people had been forcibly displaced from their homes in Syria by the end of 2017, of whom 5.6 million are refugees.
. 12,851 people from Syria have been resettled in Britain since the conflict began.
· As of June 2018, 67,122 people arrived in Europe via sea. Just under half were women and children. In the same period 1,549 men, women and children lost their lives during their attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea.
Sources UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency) & British Red Cross - 2018