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Refugees and asylum-seekers, situation as of late 2016 

Sources: UNHCR (United Nations High Commis sioner for Refugees); UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East).


The map was produced from UN High Commissioner for Refugees data. The arrows do not represent the flows of refugees over the course of 2016 but are rather a photograph of stocks according to country of origin and arrival until 2016. The geography of these displacements shows the close link to conflicts, as well as to economic, social, and environmental crises. The most massive displacements stem from the Middle East (mainly Syria), sub-Saharan Africa (mainly the Great Lakes region) and Afghanistan.


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