Uganda hosts close to 1.5 million refugees compared to the US’s 338,000.
More than 85% of displaced persons globally are hosted in developing countries. This oft-overlooked statistic came to mind this past week when Ghana’s foreign affairs ministry denied that it has been in negotiations “about a possible Ghana interest in a partnership agreement with the UK to host deported or returned migrants of Third Countries from the UK.” The British government reportedly considered proposals to send migrants crossing the English channel to Ghana and Rwanda. Presumably, the intention would have been to deter migrants hailing from countries like Iran, Iraq, Sudan, and Syria from attempting to go to the UK if there was a chance they might end up elsewhere in the world. The refugee responsibility (or burden, depending on your point of view) is unequally distributed. The top five host countries of refugees are Turkey, Colombia, Pakistan, Uganda, and Germany.