World Refugee Day: key statistics on asylum in the EU


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World Refugee Day is organised every year on 20th June by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees worldwide. This year, the theme is ‘Every Action Counts’, which aims to remind people that everyone, including refugees, can contribute to society to create more inclusive and equal world.

To mark the World Refugee Day, Eurostat is publishing a selection of data on asylum seekers available in its database:


Asylum seekers in the European Union

Source: Eurostat, Asylum and managed migration statistics


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