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07 Dec 2016 description

Approximately 12 million people lived in protracted refugee situations* around the world at the end of 2015, comprising nearly two-thirds of the global refugee population. A protracted refugee situation exists when 25,000 or more refugees originating from the same country have sought refuge in another country for at least five consecutive years.

*These numbers include people in a refugee-like situation

18 Aug 2011 description

43. 7 million people worldwide fled their homes by the end of 2010 due to conflict, persecution and other abuses. While many refugees and asylum seekers ed their country seeking protection abroad, many more people were forcibly displaced within their own country. Most did not receive adequate protection from their government, and some were stateless and not recognized as citizens by any government. These populations of concern to the U.S. government are the principal recipients of U.S.