South Africa is the country that has received the most applications from asylum seekers in the last years (107 000 in 2011, 61700 in 2012) in 2013 they were in third place with 70 000 asylum applications. Sweden received 54 259 asylum applications in 2013, whereof about half were granted some kind of residency.
Right now over 51,2 million people are fleeing as a result of a new or ongoing conflict around the world. Almost 26 million of them receive some sort of protection or assistance from UNHCR.
16,7 million people are classified as refugees, and 33,3 million people are internally displaced.
10 million people are believed to be stateless.
The world’s developing nations are host to 86% of all those currently fleeing their home. The 48 poorest countries in the world take in 2.8 million refugees.
Pakistan takes in the most refugees of any nation: 1,6 million people. Iran and Jordan are in second and third place. In Sweden 24 498 people were granted residency in 2013.
Pakistan also takes in the most refugees in relation to its nation’s financial capacity. Ethiopia and Kenya are in second and third place.
For the first time since 1999 Germany was in 2013 the country to receive the highest number of asylum-seekers in the world with 109 600. The USA was in second place with 84 400.
About 25 million children under 18 are refugees outside of their own country. They make up half of all refugees.
25 300 children under 18 are currently seeking refuge around the world, having reached another nation after leaving their own country alone, without another family member. In Sweden, 3,852 sought asylum last year.
In 5518 reports of crime in 2011, a hate crime motive was identified. A hate crime is when someone attacks another person or a group of people on the basis of their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or transgender identity. According to the findings of The Swedish Crime Survey (NTU) 2012, which measured exposure to crime and victimisation in 2010, roughly 86,000 people (16-79 years) were the victims of xenophobic hate crimes during 2011, and roughly 21,000 people (16-79 years) were the victims of homophobic hate crimes.