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Countries Hosting Refugees, 2006

Examine the ratio of refugees to total population in countries around the world.
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Although developed countries contribute most of the funding to assist refugees, developing countries host the vast majority of the world's refugees. Combined, nations with per capita incomes of less than $2,000 host more than two-thirds of all refugees. Nations with per capita income over $10,000 hosted four percent of the world's refugees. In many developing countries, refugees are a large portion of the total population.

Host country Ratio of refugees
to total population
Number of
refugees
West Bank and Gaza1 1:2 1,739,000
Jordan 1:6 862,700
Lebanon 1:13 294,200
Syria 1:15 1,329,300
Chad 1:35 286,800
Congo-Brazzaville 1:62 60,000
Ecuador 1:64 207,500
Tanzania 1:78 485,700
Iran 1:69 1,025,000
Cyprus 1:75 13,400
Saudi Arabia 1:100 241,100
Kenya 1:103 337,700
Serbia 1:122 77,900
Thailand 1:160 408,400
Pakistan 1:77 2,161,500
Nepal 1:201 129,600
South Africa 1:276 171,400
Egypt 1:436 172,900
Canada 1:750 43,500
Bangladesh 1:823 178,100
Germany 1:3,815 21,600
Australia 1:1,392 14,800
United States 1:2,032 147,200
India 1:2,574 435,900
France 1:1,319 46,400
China 1:3,910 335,400
Spain 1:8,273 5,500
Japan 1:44,100 2,900
1. Territory, not country.
Source: World Refugee Survey, 2007, U.S. Committee on Refugees.
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