Quiz: Do these countries have more refugees than Britain?

As the crisis in the Mediterranean regarding migrants and refugees continues, targets are being considered as to which EU countries should accept more refugees.

The latest global UN figures show that in 2014 Turkey took the most refugees - 1,587,374 in total.*

What these figures don't show however is the number of refugees as a proportion of the population.

We've compared the numbers to the UN's population data to find out which countries accepted the most refugees as a proportion of their population, and how the UK fares in this.

Take our quiz to find out which country held more refugees per 1,000 people in 2014.

This quiz has a serious point, the UK is currently 54th of the 172 countries documented in the latest UNHCR report.

Our country held roughly 1.81 refugees per 1,000 people – 117,161 in total.

The 'top ten' countries were as follows:

There are many factors associated with housing refugees, including travel, space and resources - we have presented a simplistic breakdown of a complex situation.

The UK also gives generously to the UNHCR, an average of roughly £68.5 million a year since 2009, putting us fourth in the world.

What is true is that there are many countries with the ability to accept people fleeing conflict that neglect to do so.

It is also true that the UK has only accepted 216 Syrians since the war began, while other countries continue to accept refugees.

*Persons recognised as refugees under the 1951 UN Convention/1967 Protocol, the 1969 OAU Convention, in accordance with the UNHCR Statute, persons granted a complementary form of protection and those granted temporary protection. Figures are for refugees by country/territory of asylum for year end 2013 to 2014.

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