Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Who is hosting the refugees?

In recent months we heard so much chatter and clamor in the media as if the European countries are burdened with the bulk of the refugee problem.
Do you know that none of the western countries counts in the list of the top 10 hosts of the refugees? Even then if you were to listen to fascist guys like Trump you would think that their countries are hosting all those unfortunate refugees.

Here are the facts:
1. Jordan (2.7 million)
2. Turkey (2.5 million)
3. Pakistan (1.6 million) 
4. Lebanon (1.5 million)
5. Iran (979,400)
6. Ethiopia (736,100) 
7. Kenya (553,900) 
8. Uganda (477,200)
9. Democratic Republic of Congo (383,100)
10. Chad (369,500)

Jordan, which has taken in more than 2.7 million people, was named as the top refugee hosting country,  followed by Turkey, over 2.5 million; Pakistan, 1.6 million; and Lebanon, more than 1.5 million.
The other top six nations were Iran, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and
Amnesty said many of the world's wealthiest nations "host the fewest and do the least", highlighting a stark contrast in the number of refugees taken in by countries near crisis-hit areas and by wealthier nations with similar populations elsewhere.
Britain, for example, has taken in fewer than 8,000 Syrians since 2011, while Jordan - with a population almost 10 times smaller than Britain and just 1.2 percent of its GDP - hosts more than 655,000 refugees from its war-torn neighbour, Amnesty said.

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