As of last year, more people have been forced by violence and conflict to flee their homes than live in the U.K. or France.
Why it matters:
That’s upwards of 60 million people — a global nation of refugees. If all of these asylum-seekers, internally displaced people and refugees were a country, they’d be the 21st most populous nation in the world, according to UNHCR estimates. More than half of refugees are under the age of 18.