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Canada resettled more refugees in 2018 than any other country



  A displaced Iraqi woman sits in front of a tent seeking refuge in a camp for internally displaced persons.

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A displaced Iraqi woman is sitting outside a tent where she seeks refuge in an internally displaced camp.

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency in 201

8, Canada has relocated the largest number of refugees from 25 countries.

The country received slightly more than 28,000 refugees last year, with the US ranking second with 22,900.

Around 92,400 refugees were resettled in 2018 worldwide, less than 7% of those waiting to be relocated worldwide.

These figures are included in a recent report from the UN Refugee Agency, which looked at last year's global refugee trends.

According to the US-based Pew Research Center, which examined UNHCR data, in 2018 the US was the first time since 1980 that they were not world leaders in refugee resettlement.

Pew noted that the US resettled more refugees each year by 2017 than the rest of the world combined.

"The sharp decline in the relocation of US refugees is partly due to the Trump Administration's decision to significantly reduce the number of US-eligible refugees than in previous years," said the research organization.

The number of refugees resettled in Canada last year was in line with 2017 figures, while US figures fell. In 2017, the US received around 33,000 refugees.

According to the United Nations, Australia, the United Kingdom and France resettled a large number of 25 countries in 2018 where refugees were resettled.

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The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million worldwide last year – the highest number of UN refugees Almost 70 years of agency activity.

More than two thirds of all refugees worldwide came from Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia.

The UN report identifies three major groups in this global census, including refugees or people forced to leave their country due to conflict, war or persecution. In 2018, the number of refugees worldwide reached 25.9 million.

The second group is called Internally Displaced. These people are expelled within their country and amount to 41.3 million worldwide.

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] Another group is 3.5 million asylum seekers. These are people outside their country of birth who are under international protection but have no refugee status.

The US is the world's largest recipient of new asylum applications and registered 2018 254,300 applications.

Canada was ninth on the list of new asylum applications with 55,400 in 2018 behind the US, Peru, Germany, France, Turkey, Brazil, Greece and Spain.

An influx of asylum seekers at the US-Canada border has become a political issue after approximately 40,000 people "irregularly" entered Canada in 2017-2018, with applicants waiting for almost two years for a hearing.


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