Press Release for Launching of the Annual Report on the Humanitarian Situation of Palestinians Around the World
07 September

Press Release for Launching of the Annual Report on the Humanitarian Situation of Palestinians Around the World

Press Release

Istanbul, Turkey - 6 September 2022


On the anniversary of World Philanthropy Day, we stand here today to highlight the terrifying statistics that have doubled in the last decade, 100 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes due to wars, violence, persecution and human rights violations, reaching their highest level since the start of refugee records, a trend that reflects the gravity of the situation experienced by refugees and asylum areas. At the end of 2021, 89.3 million people were displaced, up 8 percent from the year before and more than double the figure 10 years earlier, according to UNHCR's annual Global Trends report.

According to the report, the past year has seen a number of conflicts that have flared up existing conflicts and seen new conflicts arise. According to the World Bank, 23 countries have faced moderate or high-intensity conflicts. At the same time, food scarcity, inflation and the climate crisis are all exacerbating the suffering of refugees, putting pressure on humanitarian response efforts at a time when funding prospects are low.

The dire situation and exponential increase of the refugees is what prompted GDD and our humanitarian partners around the world, to hold this annual press conference and to launch an annual report on the reality of the humanitarian situation in the most important refugee areas around the world. This report will reveal the indicators of poverty, the health situation and the most prominent humanitarian needs of refugees in the most refugee dense areas around the world.

The report on the number of refugees in the world at the end of 2021 included:

  • 6.3 million Palestinian refugees due to occupation for more than 74 years
  • 7 million displaced from Ethiopia due to conflict, more than 9 million face food scarcity
  • 6.6 million Syrian refugees and 6.9 million internally displaced by the war, 80 percent of whom suffer from poverty
  • 6.5 million Ukrainian refugees and 7.1 million internally displaced by the war on their country
  • 4.2 million Yemeni refugees due to war and more than 20 million in need of assistance suffer from hunger and poverty
  • 2.6 million Somalis displaced by famine
  • 2.3 million South Sudanese refugees due to violence and 8.9 million in need of humanitarian assistance
  • 1.2 million displaced Iraqis and more than 4.1 million in need of humanitarian assistance

As for the situation of refugees in host countries, including:

  • Turkey is one of the most refugee-hosting countries all over the world that has reached 4 million refugees, 45% of whom suffer from poverty, which has affected the unemployment rate in Turkey to rise to 13.9%.
  • 73 percent of refugees in Lebanon suffer from poverty, one of the top  20 worst countries in the world suffering from hunger and the need for aid
  • 34 percent of the population in Jordan are refugees, the largest refugee population in the Arab peninsula, 64 percent of who suffer from food scarcity while 52.7 percent of refugees suffer from extreme poverty.
  • One million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, 80 percent of whom are in need of humanitarian assistance

The lack of basic human necessities for the refugees across the globe continues to grow with the lack of awareness. We must take a step for humanity and to break the cycle of poverty

  •  We call on the international community and all its institutions and bodies to act quickly and immediately to reduce the negative humanitarian effects of conflicts around the world so as to allow refugees to return to their homes.
  •  We call on international and donor institutions to play a greater role in the integrated empowerment of those in need around the world, whether through the restoration of homes, the treatment of the sick, the support of students, the rehabilitation and employment of young people, thus reducing poverty and the unemployed.

In conclusion, the launch of this report is a motivation for coordination and cooperation to make this year a year of "life and empowerment" for all those who have been forced by circumstances to leave their homes and countries to seek safety in a refugee area, Let’s intensify the implementation of development projects that contribute to the creation of a self-reliant generation in light of the decline in humanitarian assistance in the world.

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