Syrian Refugee Numbers

Which countries have taken in the most Syrian refugees?

Here are the numbers:

Turkey: 1.9 million

Lebanon: 1.1 million

Jordan: 629,000

Egypt: 132,000

Which countries are getting the most Syrian asylum requests?

Germany: 98,700

Sweden: 64,700

Serbia: 49,500

Hungary: 18,800

Austria: 18,600

Bulgaria: 15,000

Netherlands: 14,100

Denmark: 11,300

Switzerland: 8,300

United Kingdom: 7,000

France: 6,700

Spain: 5,500

Greece: 3,545

Italy: 2,143

These are the number of asylum requests, not the actual number of people who have arrived in that nation.  Nor is it the total number expected to apply.  For example, the total number of people expected to apply for asylum in Germany is between 800,000 and 1,000,000.

What’s the U.S. doing?

About 1,500 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the United States since the start of the conflict in 2011, most of them this fiscal year, writes CNN.

CNN writes that President Barack Obama ordered his administration to “scale up” the number of Syrian refugees to be allowed into the U.S. – at least 10,000 in the next fiscal year, a White House spokesman said on September 10th.

The proposed resettling of at least 10,000 Syrian refugees would be allocated out of a U.S. quota of 75,000 total refugee admissions slated for next fiscal year, beginning October 1, said a senior administration official.


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