The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published this month their annual report on Global Trends of forced migration and refugees.
Sergio Peçanha and Tim Wallace have done a terrific job in mapping the data and summarizing some of the key findings for the NYT (ht Harvey Miller).
The figures are staggering.
"Nearly 60 million people are displaced around the world because of conflict and persecution, the largest number ever recorded by the United Nations. About 14 million of those fled in 2014, according to a report released this week."
"About 11.6 million Syrians have been displaced, nearly half of Syria’s entire population."
Origin-Destination Flows of Refugees