World: Europe Resettlement – January – December 2017

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, World


During 2017, almost 38,900 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 25 countries in Europe,2 36% more than during 2016 and over three times greater than the average rate of 12,400 submissions per year during the last decade.
Between 2007 and 2016, Europe’s proportion of resettlement sub-missions globally has increased from approximately 9% to more than 18%, and in 2017 reached 52%. This is primarily due to a significant decrease globally in new submissions for resettlement, most notably to the United States of America.