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Refugees and asylum-seekers, 1960-2016

Source: UNHCR,


Produced from data given by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, this set of curves showing the origin of refugees and asylum seekers for countries that have received the most over the past 50 years, reveal substantial variations in magnitude and pace. Conflicts which continue over several generations contribute to significant and constant numbers of departures (Afghanistan), while the most recent conflicts (Rwanda, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan) are characterized by massive but more spasmodic movements.


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