GlobalSeptember 16, 2016

European opinions of the refugee crisis in 5 charts

The United Nations is hosting a summit on Sept. 19 to address the issue of refugees and migrants. Learn about European views of refugees through five charts.

GlobalSeptember 15, 2016

Key facts about the world’s refugees

With the number of displaced people in the world at more than 60 million in 2015, the plight of refugees has gained new prominence.

GlobalSeptember 6, 2016

Fewer refugees entering Europe than in 2015, but asylum backlog still growing

The number of refugees who have entered Europe this summer has declined compared with last year, but the backlog of asylum applications continues to grow.

GlobalAugust 31, 2016

Migrant remittances worldwide drop in 2015 for first time since Great Recession

Worldwide, an estimated $582 billion was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2015, a 2% decline from 2014.

GlobalAugust 16, 2016

Nearly half of refugees entering the U.S. this year are Muslim

The U.S. has received 28,957 Muslim refugees so far in fiscal year 2016, nearly half (46%) of the more than 63,000 refugees who have entered the country since the fiscal year began in October.

GlobalAugust 3, 2016

Nearly 1 in 100 worldwide are now displaced from their homes

More than 60 million people are displaced from their homes as of the end of 2015, the highest number of displaced people since World War II.

ReligionJuly 7, 2016

6 facts about religious hostilities in the Middle East and North Africa

In 2014, the median level of religious hostilities in the Middle East and North Africa reached a level four times that of the global median.

GlobalJune 13, 2016

About six-in-ten Syrians are now displaced from their homes

An estimated 12.5 million Syrians are now displaced, an unprecedented number in recent history for a single country.

MethodsJune 3, 2016

The challenges of translating the U.S. census questionnaire into Arabic

In 2020, census questionnaires may for the first time be offered in Arabic, now the fastest-growing language in the U.S. But the Census Bureau faces a challenge not only in translating the language but also in adjusting the appearance of the questionnaire for those accustomed to reading and writing Arabic script.

ReligionMay 25, 2016

Israeli Jews, Arabs have different perspectives on discrimination in their society

Israel has been a Jewish-majority country since its founding in 1948, and its treatment of religious and ethnic minorities – including some groups within the Jewish community – has persisted as a hotly debated topic throughout the nation’s history.