- Some 44,000 of the 213,000 refugees who arrived in Europe were from Syria
- A further 27,000 new arrivals on the continent came from Afghanistan
- Britain received one in 30 of all the asylum claims made by new applicants
- David Cameron has offered to take in 20,000 refugees but none from the EU
By Ian Drury for the Daily Mail
Published: 14:44, 18 September 2015 |
Only one in every five migrants claiming asylum in Europe is from Syria.
The EU logged 213,000 arrivals in April, May and June but only 44,000 of them were fleeing the Syrian civil war.
Campaigners and left-wing MPs have suggested the vast majority of migrants are from the war-torn state, accusing the Government of doing too little to help them.
‘This exposes the lie peddled in some quarters that vast numbers of those reaching Europe are from Syria,’ said David Davies, Tory MP for…
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