Lebanon still hosts the most refugees in relation to its population size by far. According to latest figures released by the UNHCR, 164 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants found refuge in the small country on the Easter Mediterranean at the end of 2017. Those numbers only include refugees under the mandate of the UNHCR, if Palestinian refugees under the mandate of the UNRWA (of which some have lived in Lebanon for 70 years) are included, the count rises to 250 refugees per 1,000 people.
Though only in third place in relation to its population size, Turkey is the country that has taken in most refugees overall, hosting 3.5 million refugees at the end of 2017, of which most fled there from fighting in neighboring Syria.
This chart shows countries with the most refugees per 1,000 inhabitants at the end of 2017
The Statista "Chart of the Day", made available
under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 3.0, may be used
and displayed without charge by all commercial and
non-commercial websites. Use is, however, only permitted with
proper attribution to Statista. When publishing one of these graphics,
please include a backlink to the respective infographic URL.
The Statista "Chart of the Day" currently focuses
on two sectors: "Media and Technology", updated
daily and featuring the latest statistics from the media,
internet, telecommunications and consumer electronics
industries; and "Economy and Society", which
current data from the United States and around the
world relating to economic and political issues as well as
sports and entertainment.
For individual content and infographics in your Corporate Design,
please visit our agency website
Any more questions?
Get in touch with us quickly and easily. We are happy to help!