90,000 unaccompanied minor asylum seekers to the EU final 12 months

90,000 unaccompanied minor asylum seekers to the EU last year

A minor asylum seekerA minor asylum seeker is sporting a t-shirt that reads written hope, love, pleasure, dream, friendship and peace..Photograph: Tore Meek / NTB scanpix

Almost 90,000 unaccompanied minors searching for asylum in EU nations final 12 months, based on new figures from Eurostat. Over half of them got here from Afghanistan.

The quantity corresponds to almost a fourfold improve from 2014, when about 23,000 unaccompanied minors searching for asylum in EU nations, based on statistics company.

Of the entire of 88,300 unaccompanied asylum seekers who come to the EU in 2015 was 91 per cent boys. Over half have been aged 16-17 years.
Sweden, Germany, Hungary and Austria obtained a complete of three-quarters of all functions. The best variety of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers have been registered in Sweden, which obtained a complete 35,300 functions.

General 51 p.c of all unaccompanied minors searching for asylum within the EU got here from Afghanistan and Afghans constituted the biggest share based mostly on citizenship. Moreover got here 16 p.c from Syria and 6 p.c from Eritrea.

The figures from Eurostat present that Norway obtained 5,050 asylum functions from unaccompanied minors in 2015. As with the arrivals of EU nations amounted to Afghans the biggest share of those, adopted by respectively Eritreans and Syrians.


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