After Icelandic authorities said the country would accept 50 Syrian refugees, author Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir called on her fellow citizens to do better. And since then, more than 12,000 Icelanders have offered to help.

+ “Not since the second world war has Europe faced refugee flows of such complexity and scale as this summer’s migrant crisis.” Against this backdrop, The Economist takes a look at the comparative acceptance rates of asylum applicants by different European Union member states.