Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2016

In 2016, almost 1.3 million applications for international protection were made in the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein. This was a 7 % decrease compared to 2015 when close to 1.4 million applications were lodged. The highest numbers of asylum applicants recorded were citizens of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Nigeria. 32% of applicants were under 18 years of age.

Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2016

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