Think Europe Has A Lot Of Refugees? Visit Lebanon
Europe is dealing with an unprecedented number of Syrian refugees, but Syria's neighbors are bearing the brunt of them.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | September 4, 2015
So, given those numbers, a country like Germany looks pretty good. German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently said Germany expects to take in up to 800,000 asylum seekers from around the world this year.
Eight hundred thousand amounts to about 1 percent of Germany’s total population. But consider Lebanon. Syrian refugees now make up about 25 percent of the country.