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Number of first time asylum seekers up to almost 360 000 in the third quarter of 2016

Number of first time asylum seekers up to almost 360 000 in the third quarter of 2016

During the third quarter of 2016 (from July to September), 358 300 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 17% compared with the second quarter of 2016 (when 305 700 first time applicants were registered). From January to September 2016, more than 950 000 first time asylum seekers were registered in the EU Member States.

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Release date: 15/12/2016
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Product Code: 3-15122016-BP
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: News releases