17 September 2016

Syrian Refugees, Who Is Taking Their Fair Share

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

Just over a year ago, images of a drowned Syrian boy who washed up on a Turkish beach shocked people across the world.

Britain pledged to take 20,000 refugees since then but so far, only 2,800 have been resettled in the UK. The following infographic is based on an Oxfam report showing how countries are progressing at taking in refugees in relation to the size of their economy. Britain is doing quite badly while Norway and Canada are progressing extremely well.

This chart shows pledged places as a percentage of 'fair share' based on size of economy.

You will find more statistics at Statista.

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