Unaccompanied minor migrant arrivals 5x higher than in 2013

Eurostat says Germany top for asylum seekers, followed by Italy

11 May, 13:15

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, MAY 11 - The number of unaccompanied minor migrants who arrived in the European Union seeking asylum in 2016, at 63,300, is five times higher than the average between 2008-2013, which was about 12,000 annually, according to EU statistics bureau Eurostat.

    It said arrivals in 2016 have fallen by about a third compared to 2015, when 96,500 unaccompanied minors arrived.

    Eurostat said six out of 10 of the migrants applied for asylum in Germany (36,000; 57%), followed by Italy (6,000; 10%) and Austria (3,900; 6%). Among all young asylum applicants in 2016, the largest percentages of unaccompanied minor applicants were registered in Slovenia (where 57% of all asylum applicants aged less than 18 were unaccompanied in 2016) and Italy (54%).(ANSAmed).

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