New interactive infographic on asylum in the EU


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The topics of migration and asylum are currently in the news in Europe. But do you know the numbers and statistics behind this news? For example, nearly 1 out 3 people applying for asylum in 2016 in the EU were Syrians and most citizens applying for asylum in Spain in 2016 were Venezuelan.

To find out the citizenship of those seeking asylum in your country, try our new interactive infographic. By clicking here, you can see the top three citizenships of people applying for asylum in the EU Member States. It also works in reverse - you can select the country of citizenship of the applicants to see the three main EU countries in which they apply for asylum.


Visualisation: Asylum in the EU 2016


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