How Much Do You Know About The Refugee Crisis?

We are living through a huge refugee crisis. Today lives the highest number of refugees since the Second World War. It's important that we know the facts before coming to any rushed conclusions. This quiz tests your knowledge on the subject.

Question 1: How many refugees in the world today? (As of Jan 2017)

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Not really! There is currently 65.3 Million refugees in the world!

Question 2: Which European country hosts the highest number of refugees?

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Not really! Turkey hosts 2.5 million refugees. Turkey is not a member in the EU, but it's a European country.

Question 3: Which country hosts the highest number of refugees in the world?

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Not Really! Turkey actually hosts more refugees than any other country in the world.

Question 4: The highest number of refugees today come from:

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Not really! The highest number of refugees today come from Syria. There are 4.9 million Syrian refugees today.

Question 5: How many refugees were admitted to the United States in the fiscal year 2016?

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Actually, the United States admitted only 84 tousand refugees in the fiscal year ending in Septemer 2016.

Question 6: Since 1975, there has been only one year in which the United States admitted more than 200 thousand refugees. Which president and year was this?

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Not really! This happened in 1980, under President Jimmy Carter after the US Refugee Act of 1980 raised the overall quotas of refugees.

Question 7: In fiscal 2016, the highest number of refugees admitted to the United States came from:

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Not really! The highest number of refugees in 2016 came from the Democratic Republic of Congo (16,370 refugees), followed by Syria (12,587), Burma (12,347), Iraq (9,880) and Somalia (9,020).

Question 8: How many of the refugees admitted to the United States in 2016 were Muslims?

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Not really! Muslims made up nearly 46% of refugee admissions in 2016.

Question 9: Which state of the United States took the heighst number of refugees in 2016?

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Not really! California resettled 7,909 refugees in 2016, more than any other state. Texas came second, as it took 7,803 refugees.

Question 10: Which state of the United States didn't take any refugees in 2016?

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Not really! Both Delaware and Hawaii took in no refugees in 2016.

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Further Readings:

- UNHCR: Figures At A Glance

- Pew Research Center: Key facts about refugees to the U.S.