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European Commission - EUROSTAT

Asylum in the EU Member States-1.2 million first time asylum seekers registered in 2016-Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis continued to be the top citizenships

Brussels, 16 March 2017

In 2016, 1 204 300 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), a number slightly down compared with 2015 (when 1 257 000 first time applicants were registered) but almost double that of 2014 (562 700).

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STAT/17/632


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