Of the 4 million Syrians who have fled their country since the war began, including hundreds of thousands who have poured into Europe, the number who have been resettled in Britain could fit on a single London Underground train — with plenty of seats to spare.
Just 216 Syrian refugees have qualified for the government’s official relocation program, according to data released last week.
By the way, not long ago there were over 1.2 million Iraqi refugees in Syria (pdf), I wonder how they figure in all the recent numbers we are seeing.
Since 2013 when Brazil opened its doors, 1,740 Syrian refugees have been registered in the country – far more than in the US.
But still that is not many compared to the preexisting total. According to the above link, Brazil has about 15 million Arabs and about three million people of Syrian descent, and by virtually all accounts this connection has benefited the rest of Brazil too, not just the migrants.
Here is my earlier post Will Latin America Stay Underpopulated for Another Century? And can you guess where that top photo is from?