Denmark is now accepting its UN refugee quota of about 500 from non-Muslim countries, such as DR Congo and Myanmar, according to the foreign service.
In 2006 and 2007 Denmark took in 1004 quota refugees from UN refugee camps. 89% were from non-Muslim countries such as DR Congo, Bhutan and Myanmar, while 11% were from Muslim countries such as Sudan and Iraq. In comparison, in 2001 and 2002, 84% of the refugee quota came from Afghanistan, Sudan and Iraq.
One of the reasons is a change in the law in 2005. It was then decided that the quota refugees would be selected according to their integration potential in Denmark. This had a notable effect on which countries Denmark chooses refugees from, explains deputy-chief Eva Singer.
Source: DR (Danish)