Global map of refugees

From The Guardian: An interactive map showing the latest refugee statistics from the UN on where refugees come from, where they go to and how many return.

Afghanistan is the world’s largest contributor to the global refugee population and Pakistan one of the biggest hosts of refugees. In an accompanying article to this map, The Guardian notes that the numbers of people forcibly displaced from their homes is at a 15-year high.

Go to the links to click on the map to explore the data for each country. Below is just a screen grab:

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