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World's wealthiest countries host less than 9% refugees: Report

According to the UN, number of displaced people is currently at the highest ever recorded, surpassing even WW II numbers

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The world's six wealthiest countries host less than nine  per cent of the world's refugees, a new report issued on Monday. While the US, China, Japan, Germany, France and UK make up more than half the global economy, in 2015 they only hosted 2.1 million refugees and asylum seekers—just 8.88 per cent of the world's total, international aid organisation, Oxfam said in its report. Germany took the largest share of refugees among the world's richest countries (around 700,000), with the remaining 1.4 million split between the other five nations, CNN reported ...

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First Published: Mon, July 18 2016. 12:53 IST
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