No other country has seen a bigger increase in the arrival of individuals applying for political asylum than Norway.
Numbers released by the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) shows that no other country in the world has seen a bigger increase in the arrival of individuals applying for political asylum than Norway.
The numbers shows that Norway is now on top of the list of countries that have had an increase in the arrival of asylum seekers, and that Norway is in a unique position so far this year compared with other countries, which have ‘closed the doors’ after several years with a steady increase in the arrival of asylum seekers.
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In the first six months Norway received 5,765 asylum seekers, compared to 2,949 in the first six months of last year. The Netherlands comes in second with an increase of 2,732 asylum seekers in the first six months. Even big countries like Canada, Germany, Turkey and France have seen smaller increases than Norway, according to Aftenposten.
The biggest reduction has occurred in Sweden, with Great Britain, Greece and Spain following in the next spots.
Previous posts about Norway’s asylum crisis:
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|15||A Lethal Family Reunification|
|18||An Invitation to Game the System|