These Are The Countries With The Largest Refugee Populations

Hasan Dudar

The Central American migrants who have arrived in Mexican towns along the southern border in recent weeks are part of a worldwide movement of people—from Africa to Asia to South America—who are crossing borders to escape violence and poverty in search of shelter and asylum.

Amid the developments on the U.S.-Mexico border, we take a look at some of the recent flows of refugees and migrants from around the world.

According to the United Nations, refugees are individuals who have fled their home countries for fear of conflict, persecution, generalized violence, or disruption of public order, while migrants have no legal definition but are as seen those who change their “country of usual residence, irrespective of the reason for migration or legal status.”

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