In August 2015, there were about two million Syrian refugees in Turkey and they make up about 25% of the population of Lebanon. Even with the highest estimates, potential refugee numbers in the European Union account for less than 0.2% of the population. On the other hand, the UK is rightly proud of providing financial assistance of £1bn. This is almost the same as the total given by all the EU countries put together. Compare it to Turkey’s funding of £3.5bn. UK’s economy is about 3.5 times larger than that of Turkey. For UK to be as generous as Turkey, it will have to provide support of over £12bn, being its entire budget for international development.