One in every 122 individuals across the globe is either a refugee, internally displaced
or seeking asylum, according to a new report from the UN. If this were the population of a country, it would be the world's 24th biggest. A total of 59.5 million people were forcibly displaced by the end of 2014, up on 51.2 million in 2013.
Even though Turkey is the world's largest refugee-hosting nation with 1.59 million, Lebanon comes first on a per capita basis. There are 1.15 million refugees in Lebanon - 232 per 1,000 inhabitants. Before Syria's civil war
erupted in 2011, there were a mere 8,000 refugees in Lebanon. However, the country's socio-economic absorption capacity is now bein pushed to the limit with an estimated 403,600 Syrian refugees registering in 2014.