Denmark: Honor killings, blood feuds account for 20% of refugees
2,850 refugees received residence permits in Denmark this year, almost twice as many as the 1,500 the authorities expected for 2010, and the highest figure since the Conservative-Liberal coalition took over.
In 2003, the first year after the immigration policy was tightened, 2,447 refugees received residence permits.
The increase is partially due to Afghans and Syrian Kurds, but also because more people than ever now get the so called 'protected status'.
These people do not meet the requirements of the Refugee Convention, but are refugees for more personal reasons. For example: threatening letters, violent disputes about land, family feuds and fear of violence after a husband discovers infidelity.
This status was introduced in 2002. In the first year, three people received 'protected status', compared with 580 in the first 9 months of 2010.
Source: JP (Danish), h/t Uriasposten