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Europe Resettlement - January - September 2018

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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.