Syria is the Top Refugee Originating Country and has the Highest Internal Population of Displaced People

According to the “World Migration Report 2020” published by the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration(IOM), a total of 41.3 million people were forced to leave their homes by the end of 2018 as per IOM’s internal displacement monitoring center.

Syria with 6.1 million, has the highest internal population of displaced people in the world, followed by Colombia with 5.8 million, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC) with 3.1 million.

Typhoon Mangkhut which caused damage to USD 3.77 billion in Guam, the  Philippines, and South China in September 2018, had displaced 3.8 million people.

A total of around 26 million refugees in the world by the end of 2018, out of which Syria has been the top refugee-originating country with over 6 million refugees, followed by Afghanistan with 2.5 million.

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