Dec 192015
 

TURKEY top refugee hosting country

Turkey was the country hosting the most refugees in the world in the first half of 2015, with 1.8 million registered refugees on its territory as of June 30, according to a new U.N. report.

Syrians accounted for 98 percent of all registered refugees in the country and most of them were located in urban areas. The number of Iraqi refugees in Turkey remained around 20,000.

With almost a million people having crossed the Mediterranean as refugees and migrants so far this year.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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