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Almost 90 000 unaccompanied minors among asylum seekers registered in the EU in 2015

Almost 90 000 unaccompanied minors among asylum seekers registered in the EU in 2015

In 2015, 88 300 asylum seekers applying for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU) were considered to be unaccompanied minors. While their number always stood between 11 000 and 13 000 in the EU over the period 2008-2013, it almost doubled in 2014 to reach slightly more than 23 000 persons, then nearly quadrupled in 2015.

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Release date: 02/05/2016
 

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Product Code: 3-02052016-AP
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: News releases