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OIC Countries Host 61.5 Percent Of Global Refugee Population

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The member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) host more than 25 million refugees, which accounts for 61.5 percent of the total number of refugees in the world.

According to a report by the OIC's subsidiary organ, the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), 30 out of 50 armed conflicts recorded worldwide occurred in OIC countries, resulting in severe humanitarian crises and displacement across the Muslim world.

"Muslim countries are affected more so than any other parts of the world by large-scale humanitarian crises and disasters, and this trend is unfortunately on the rise," the SESRIC's report said.

SESRIC also reported that 71 percent, or 89 million, of people who globally require humanitarian assistance reside in OIC countries.

The report called to establish, "effective partnership and solidarity across the OIC region," noting that collective action would alleviate otherwise preventable human sufferings.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the U.N., consisting of 57 states with a collective population of over 1.6 billion people.

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