Half of Denmark’s asylum-seekers come from Syria

Denmark has received the sixth most asylum-seekers in the EU in relation to its population size over the past year

Refugees coming to Europe on an overcrowded boat  (photo: Tomh903) Refugees coming to Europe on an overcrowded boat (photo: Tomh903)
September 29th, 2015 7:40 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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A disproportionate number of the asylum-seekers who have applied to Denmark since July 2014 are Syrian, according to figures from the Danish Immigration Service reported by Politiken.

During the year that ended 30 June 2015, Syrians accounted for just 20 percent of all asylum-seekers applying to the EU, but in Denmark nearly 50 percent – 7,460 of the 15,079 who sought asylum.

Most asylum-seekers in the EU
According to the Justice Ministry, Denmark received the second highest number of Syrian asylum-seekers in the EU in relation to its population size last year.


And Denmark also ranks highly when the total number of asylum-seekers is compared to to the population size, placing sixth among the EU countries, behind only Hungary, Sweden, Austria, Malta and Germany.