Migration maps: Where refugees come from and where they’re headed

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Where do most of the world’s refugees come from? And where do they end up? If you’re conjuring up an image of people fleeing a wartorn nation and heading to a developed one, you may be surprised to learn that you’re wide off the mark. Some of the world’s least developed countries – Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia and Bangladesh – were among the 10 countries hosting the most refugees last year, according to a recent report by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The research into global migration trends showed that Turkey, Pakistan, Uganda and Lebanon topped the list of destination countries at the end of 2017, followed by Iran and Germany.

Read full UNHCR report on forced displacement in 2017

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