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1.2 million first time asylum seekers registered in 2016

1.2 million first time asylum seekers registered in 2016

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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Release date: 16/03/2017

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Product Code: 3-16032017-BP
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: News releases