For the first time since the adoption of the US Refugee Act in 1980, the US resettled fewer refugees in 2017 than the rest of the world, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from UNHCR.
The number of refugees resettled in the US fell to 33,000, a bigger dip than that seen in any other country in 2017. At the same time, the global refugee count increased by 2.75 million.
Per Capita Comparisons (refugees resettled per 1 million residents):
- Canada: 725
- Australia: 618
- Norway: 528
- US: 102
Pew Research Center
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