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Facts about Denmark and the refugee crisis in Europe

  • Denmark is a small country with 5.7 million inhabitants
  • Denmark received 21,300 asylum seekers in 2015, making Denmark one of the 10 Member States in the EU receiving most asylum seekers per capita. This would be the equivalent of Canada receiving 135,000 asylum seekers in one year.
  •  Denmark continues to be among the most generous countries in terms of providing access to health care, education and welfare services for asylum seekers.
  •  Denmark is expecting to receive 25,000 asylum seekers in 2016, an almost 20 percent increase from 2015.
  • Denmark is one of only 5 countries in the world to meet the target set by the UN to devote at least 0.7% of GNI to development and humanitarian assistance.

Updated February 1, 2016