10 things to know about refugees and displacement

Briefing papers
December 2016
John Cosgrave, Nicholas Crawford and Irina Mosel

There are over 65 million refugees and displaced people in the world. Most have been displaced for years.

But myths and misconceptions remain about the length of displacement, where people are displaced from and how best to help them survive.

Here are 10 things to know about refugees and displacement. These graphics are based on findings from Protracted displacement: uncertain paths to self-reliance in exile.

The data in this publication has been updated as of 16 December 2016.

Infographic: people are displaced from their homes for years on end
Infographic: people are displaced from their homes for years on end
Infographic: people are displaced from their homes for years on end
Infographic: people are displaced from their homes for years on end
Infographic: people are displaced from their homes for years on end
Infographic: people are displaced from their homes for years on end
Infographic: people are displaced from their homes for years on end
Infographic: people are displaced from their homes for years on end
Infographic: people are displaced from their homes for years on end
Infographic: people are displaced from their homes for years on end