Refugees: Countries of Origin
Find out how many refugees left their countries in 2014.
According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the total number of refugees for 2014 was 59.5 million, a 32% increase over the 45.2 million displaced persons in 2012. In fact, the UNHCR reported that 2014's increase was the biggest ever in a single year.
The country that took in the most refugees in 2014 was Turkey with 1.7 million. Pakistan (1.51 million) and Lebanon (1.15 million) rounded out the top three refugee-hosting countries. Below are the top ten countries that refugees left in 2014.
|Country||# of Refugees Leaving|
|Democratic Republic of Congo||516,800|
|Central African Republic||412,000|
Source: United Nations High Commission for Refugees, 2015 report