Refugees and people seeking asylum around the world

Millions of people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes because of persecution, violence, and human rights violations. At the end of 2018, there were 3.5 million people seeking asylum and 25.9 million refugees.

Where did Global refugees come from in 2018?

Half of all refugees in 2018 were children.

Most refugees and people seeking asylum reside in countries close to their countries of origin.

In 2018, Australia was home to over 56,000 refugees from around the world.