Is the UK number one in Europe?

UK - number one in Europe

Source: UNHCR

From the images in the media and the political hype, you’d think that the UK was the number one destination for asylum seekers in Europe. In reality we’re not that popular and it’s questionable whether we pull our weight.

Don’t forget that 8 out of 10 refugees escape to neighbouring countries in the same region. Asia hosts 4.8 million refugees, Africa 3 million while Europe has only 1.5 million (and that was before the impact of the current Syrian crisis which has displaced millions more into Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq.)

 

 

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