Canada's response to Syrian refugees in context

Canada welcomes only a tiny percentage of the world’s refugees with less than 5 refugees per 1,000 population.

Canada ranked 41st in refugees per capita in 2014. Countries like Lebanon, Jordan, Chad, Kenya and even Sweden host more refugees per capita.

Number of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants (2014)

Source: UNHCR, Global Trends 2014: Excel Annex tables, Table 26

While the number of refugees in the world has been going up, Canada has been welcoming fewer refugees:

Refugees worldwide and in Canada

For more on Canada’s responses to refugees in context:

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Canada's refugee acceptance falls far short of Stephen Harper's claims

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From Global News (fact check)

From the National Post (fact check)

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