Scandinavia Sees Refugee Arrivals Drop to Lowest in Years: Chart

The inflow of asylum seekers has dropped dramatically in Scandinavia, where border controls were introduced in response to the winter’s surge in migrants fleeing violence in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East. The total number of arrivals in Sweden last month was almost one-twentieth its October 2015 peak, while monthly arrivals in Denmark totaled just 366 in May -- the lowest since February 2012. The drop in numbers has prompted Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen to say authorities are beginning to get the crisis "under control."

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