Ranking of the major source countries of refugees, as of 2016

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Number of refugees
Syrian Arab Rep.5,524,333
Afghanistan2,501,410
South Sudan1,436,667
Somalia1,012,277
Sudan650,588
Dem. Rep. of the Congo537,429
Central African Rep.490,869
Myanmar490,265
Eritrea459,390
Burundi408,036
Viet Nam329,331
Iraq315,998
Colombia311,051
Rwanda286,033
Ukraine239,048
Nigeria229,261
China207,733
Mali156,390
Various/Unknown138,769
Sri Lanka117,447

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The statistic shows the major source countries of refugees as of year end 2016. As of the end of 2016, a total of about 5.52 million refugees had fled from the Syrian Arab Republic. This data does not refer to the actual year of the flight, but presents the total sum of all people classified as refugees in 2016.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
End of 2016
Supplementary notes
UNHCR database accessed on August 22, 2017.

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