What do you know about the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis?

  • People are forcibly displaced worldwide

    70.8M forcibly displaced

    Men, women and children.

  • Half of the world's refugees are just children

    23.1M refugees

    & asylum-seekers
    in 2018 (more than half are children under 18).

  • Warfare displaces millions of civilians

    28,300 people

    forced to flee their homes because of conflict or violence

  • Every minute of every day, another family flees their home

    60 seconds

    30 people are forcibly displaced every 60 seconds

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Start: Get facts on the refugee crisis and migration

In 2018, 111,500 migrants arrived by sea to Greece, Spain and Italy.

58% of all refugees and migrants in Spain come from just 3 countries – Morocco, Mali and Guinea.

38.9 million people (7.6%) living in the European Union are international migrants; 22 million (4.3%) were born outside the EU.

In 2016, 1.3 million people applied for asylum in the EU – 710,400 applicants (54.6%) were accepted. 405,600 successful applicants (57%) were from Syria.

85% of the world’s refugees are hosted by developing nations. The countries hosting the largest number of refugees are Turkey, Pakistan, Uganda, Lebanon, Iran and Germany.

In 2014, 70% asylum applicants were male, and 59% of them were between the ages of 18-34. Of the female applicants, 30% were under 14 years old.

On average, 87 people a day reached the Greek Aegean islands in the summer of 2018.

It is an internationally-recognised right to claim asylum in any country, regardless of arrival.

Tragically, 10,497 migrants have drowned or gone missing in the Mediterranean since 2016.

Since 2007, Polish has been the second most popular nationality in the UK.

In 2018, 37% of the population in London were not born in the UK.

The largest reception centre in Moria on Lesbos has a capacity of 3,100, but hosts over 7,500 refugees. 1/3 of them are children.

Sources: EU Parliament report; UNHCR data portal; Aegean Observatory for Migration; UK ONS;

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