World Refugee Day: By the numbers

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EU Libya MigrantsMigrants and refugees try to reach live vests distributed by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms workers. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

June 20th is the United Nations World Refugee Day which highlights the plight of refugees around the world and honors their resilience and courage.

As of June 2017, there are 65.5 million people who have been forcibly displaced, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Here are some other important statistics about refugees:



Nations that host refugees

Turkey and Pakistan host the first and second largest number of displaced people. See what other nations are offering shelter for displaced people.

Nations and groups that fund UNHCR

Nearly half of all funding for UNHCR comes from the United States and the European Union. See who the top 10 sources of funding are:

Story by Shiyu Xu and Chuhan Jie.