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This Is How The UK’s Intake Of Syrian Refugees Compares To Other Countries

There are over 4 million Syrian refugees around the world. This is what that looks like.

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Seven thousand and thirty Syrian asylum applicants arrived in the UK between April 2011 and July 2015, according to the UN's refugee agency. Each icon below represents 500 people.

Source: data.unhcr.org

This is the number of Syrian asylum applicants in Sweden over the same period – 64,685.

Source: data.unhcr.org

And the number of Syrian asylum applicants in Germany over the same time – 98,783.

Source: data.unhcr.org

In Jordan, there were 629,245 registered Syrian refugees as of 23 August 2015.

Source: data.unhcr.org
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In Lebanon, there were 1,113,941 registered Syrian refugees as of 25 August 2015.

Source: data.unhcr.org

Turkey had 1,938,999 registered Syrian refugees as of 25 August 2015.

Source: data.unhcr.org

In total, there are 4,088,078 registered Syrian refugees across the Middle East and North Africa.

Source: data.unhcr.org

And this is the total number of refugees from all over the world at the end of 2014, according to UNHCR – 19.5 million. That's 2.9 million more than in 2013.

Source: unhcr.org.uk