Six richest nations ‘host just 9 percent of refugees’

Refugees, UNHCREach day, thousands of refugees and migrants are risking everything to make the perilous journey to Europe from places like war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. (Photo: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

The six richest countries – which make up more than half the global economy – host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees, an aid group has said. The United States, China, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom hosted 2.1 million refugees and asylum seekers last year – just 8.88 percent of the global…

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