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UN: 70 percent of the refugees around the world are Muslim

10,792,095 displaced around the world originate from Muslim countries

Islamic Human Rights Commission – 17 June 2009

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2009 annual report revealed shocking figures about the world refuge community. According to the figures revealed on 16 June 2010, the total refugee population around the world reached 15.2 million which is the highest since the mid 1990s. Around 70 percent of all refugees, which amounts to 10,792,095, around the world originated from Muslim countries.

The recent figures revealed by the UNHCR have reminded the international community that the overwhelming majority of oppressed people in the world are Muslim. According to the latest report of the UNHCR, there were 15.2 million refugees worldwide and around 70 percent of them, which amounts to 10,462,095, originated from Muslim countries. With their long-lived plight, 4.8 million Palestinians were the largest refugee community in the world. Since the Palestinian refugees are under the responsibility of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) their statistic were not included in the report.

There UNHCR listed 2.9 million Afghani refugees scattered around the world with the majority fleeing to Pakistan. Iraqis also made up a substantial amount of the total refugee population with 1.8 million, predominantly based in the Middle East. Somalis made up the third largest refugee group with 678,000 persons and finally 368,200 Sudanese refugees, the vast majority of them from the Darfur region.

The figures show the US and its allies have turned the Muslim territories into a massive conflict zone and Muslims have become the largest single religious refugee group. Muslim refugees have been deprived of their basic rights and are going through immeasurable difficulties.

IHRC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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June 18, 2010 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation

1 Comment

  1. And for this, we can thank ‘the Crusader Nation’ for kindly spreading her Democracy to the Muslim World using the latest Weapon of Mass Destruction and blundering to Glory. Last but not least, making sure it got delivered at the right speed to the right people at the right places, after all, a good / bad reputation has to be maintained at all times.


    Comment by B.Benhamid | June 19, 2010

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