Do all refugees live in camps?

Refugee camps are not made to be permanent solutions for the displaced, even though they often stay there for months or even years. It is estimated, however, that approximately 75% of the world’s refugees live in cities instead of refugee camps.

Refugee camps are not made to be permanent solutions for the displaced, even though they often stay there for months or even years. It is estimated, however, that approximately 75% of the world’s refugees live in cities instead of refugee camps. Although this may seem like an opportunity for establishing autonomy and finding employment, refugees are often forced to reside in extremely poor living conditions, such as slums or the streets.

According to the UNHCR, the world’s largest refugee camps can be found in Bangladesh, Uganda, Kenya, Jordan, Tanzania and Ethiopia.