Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Afghanistan, Belgium, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, World
During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.
Between 2008 and 2017, Europe's proportion of resettlement sub-missions globally has increased from approximately 7% to almost 52%, and in the first nine months of 2018 4 remained nearly half of all submissions. This is primarily due to a significant decrease globally in the scale of some States' resettlement programmes during 2017, most notably by the United States of America.