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World Refugee Day | A look at the 10 largest refugee crises since 1960

Almost five million Ukrainians have fled to neighbouring countries due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, creating one of the biggest refugee crisis since 1960.

June 20, 2022 / 02:18 PM IST
Every year World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 designated by the United Nations to honour refugees from around the world. The day observed to hail the strength and courage of people who have been forced to leave their homeland to escape conflict or persecution. The World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognise their resilience in rebuilding their lives. Almost five million Ukrainians have fled to neighbouring countries due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this year, creating one of the biggest refugee crises since 1960. A look at the 10 largest refugee crises since 1960.  (Image: Reuters)
Every year World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 designated by the United Nations to honour refugees from around the world. The day observed to hail the strength and courage of people who have been forced to leave their homeland to escape conflict or persecution. The World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognise their resilience in rebuilding their lives. Almost five million Ukrainians have fled to neighbouring countries due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this year, creating one of the biggest refugee crises since 1960. A look at the 10 largest refugee crises since 1960. (Image: Reuters)
Syrian Civil War | 2011-Present | Number of refugee: 6.9 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Syrian Civil War | 2011-Present | Number of refugee: 6.9 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Afghan Civil Wars | 1989-1996 | Number of refugee: 6.3 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Afghan Civil Wars | 1989-1996 | Number of refugee: 6.3 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Afghan-Soviet War | 1979-1989 | Number of refugee: 5.6 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Afghan-Soviet War | 1979-1989 | Number of refugee: 5.6 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Venezuelan Economic/Political Turmoil | 2014-Present | Number of refugee: 5.1 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Venezuelan Economic/Political Turmoil | 2014-Present | Number of refugee: 5.1 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Taliban Regime | 1996-2001 | Number of refugee: 3.8 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Taliban Regime | 1996-2001 | Number of refugee: 3.8 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Russia-Ukraine War | 2022 | Number of refugee: 5 million as of June 9 (Image: News18 Creative)
Russia-Ukraine War | 2022 | Number of refugee: 5 million as of June 9 (Image: News18 Creative)
Taliban Insurgency | 2022-2021 | Number of refugee: 3.1 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Taliban Insurgency | 2022-2021 | Number of refugee: 3.1 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Derg Regime | 1974-1991 | Number of refugee: 2.6 million (Image: News18 Creative)
Derg Regime | 1974-1991 | Number of refugee: 2.6 million (Image: News18 Creative)
South Sudanese Civil War | 2013-2020 | Number of refugee: 2.5 million (Image: News18 Creative)
South Sudanese Civil War | 2013-2020 | Number of refugee: 2.5 million (Image: News18 Creative)
US Occupation and Insurgency in Iraq | 2003-2012 | 2.3 million (Image: News18 Creative)
US Occupation and Insurgency in Iraq | 2003-2012 | 2.3 million (Image: News18 Creative)
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