The global refugees crisis the largest and most complex humanitarian crisis of our generation. Some facts for you…
- Over 65 million people around the globe have been forced to flee their homes – that’s like the entire British population having to leave.
- Over half of all refugees are children.
- It’s poor countries, not rich, Western countries, who look after the vast majority of the world’s refugees. The UN’s Refugee Agency estimates that 86% of the world’s refugees are sheltered by developing countries.
- Britain received just 3% of all asylum claims made in the EU in 2016. Only 0.2% of Syria’s refugees have sought asylum in Britain since the conflict began. Like most of the world’s refugees, very few Syrians make it to Britain in their search for safety.