#13. Ethiopia

- Total accepted: 2,651

- Average yearly change (2016 to 2020): -42.6%

--- 2016: 1,131

--- 2017: 766 (32.3% decrease)

--- 2018: 376 (50.9% decrease)

--- 2019: 247 (34.3% decrease)

--- 2020: 116 (53.0% decrease)

--- 2021 (as of April 30): 15

A political conflict in Ethiopia, between the Prime Minister and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, has led to full-fledged fighting and an increase in violence that is causing a jump in the number of refugees leaving the African country. Massive poverty, a rise in unemployment, religious persecution, and human rights violations are other commonly cited reasons for leaving. The most common destination for Ethiopian refugees is the United States, with particularly high clusters in California, Virginia, Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington D.C.

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