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Sweden has most asylum seekers in the OECD

More than 450,000 people came to Germany as migrants in 2013, making it the country in Europe with the highest number of asylum seekers, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

However, when the figures are adjusted on a per capita basis then Sweden takes a clear lead, the Guardian points out.

Sweden received 5,700 asylum seekers for every million residents of the country. This is more than twice as many as any other country in the OECD.

The most likely countries for asylum seekers to Sweden to come from were Syria, Eritrea and Somalia.

Launching the report in Paris, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria said: "Countries would benefit more from immigration if they consider migrants as a resource rather than a problem, and integration policies as an investment."

Last Updated (Tuesday, 09 December 2014 03:49)

 

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