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Most Of The World's Refugees Live In Poor Countries

In 2014, 42 percent of the world's refugees lived in countries with a GDP per capita under $5,000.

By Elizabeth Hagedorn | September 11, 2015

Who is hosting most of the world's refugees? (Video via U.N. High Commissioner For Refugees

Not America. 

Not Europe. 

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But poor countries. (Video via U.N. High Commissioner For Refugees

In 2014, developing countries hosted 86 percent (12.4 million) of the world's refugees. 

Forty-two percent lived in countries with a GDP per capita below $5,000. 

The U.N. humanitarian agencies that help these countries are nearly bankrupt. (Video via U.N. High Commissioner For Refugees

This video includes images from Getty Images and music from Chris Zabriskie / CC BY 4.0. 

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