Pakistan hosts third largest refugee population globally: Amnesty


news55sf54f5f Pakistan hosts the third highest number of refugees in the world, says a report released by rights group Amnesty International.
Home to 1.6 million refugees, Pakistan is third in line behind Jordan (over 2.7m refugees) and Turkey (over 2.5m refugees).
In a report on the plight faced by the world’s 21 million refugees, the London-based human rights body said that 10 countries accounting for 2.5 per cent of world’s GDP host more than half the world’s refugees and slammed what it called the selfishness of wealthy nations. Many of the world’s wealthiest nations “host the fewest and do the least”, it said.
Amnesty lamented that countries immediately neighbouring crisis zones bear the brunt of the global refugee problem.

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