The Migration Radar is a quality analysis product, it outlines the migratory flows of asylum seekers to Europe and the Netherlands and analyses the developments in the field of (asylum) migration.
By doing this, the Migration Radar provides the organisations cooperating in the immigration process with an analysis that can form the basis of adjusting policy and implementation. The Migration Radar is set up in collaboration with the Ministry of Security and Justice and the Ministry of Defence.
In the second four-months period of 2019, approximately 7,200 first asylum applications were submitted in the Netherlands. The number of applications is comparable to the previous four-months period, but increased slightly compared to a year ago in the same period. The inflow seems to be stabilising from November 2018 with some fluctuations throughout the months. Figure 1.1 shows a visual overview of the countries of origin of asylum seekers in the Netherlands. The top 5 nationalities that applied for asylum in the Netherlands were Syrian, Nigerian, Iranian, Turkish and Moroccan (see figure 1.2).
The total number of first asylum applications in the Netherlands fell slightly in the first triannual period of 2019 (see Figure 1). Most asylum applications were lodged by Syrians and Nigerians. From the countries placed on the list of safe countries, mostly Algerians and Moroccans flowed in. The greatest rise compared to a year ago in the same period was in the number of Nigerians, North Macedonians and Serbians. Applications from Iranians, Turks and Syrians decreased compared to a triannual period earlier.
The total number of first asylum applications in the Netherlands rose again in the third tertial of 2018 (see Figure 1). Most asylum applications were made by Iranians and Syrians. From the countries placed on the list of safe countries, mainly Algerians and Moroccans entered. The largest rises compared to a year ago were in Albanians, Moldovans and Iranians. Applications from Syrians decreased in comparison with a tertial earlier.
The total number of first applications for asylum in the Netherlands in the second tertile of 2018 increased in comparison with the same period in 2017 (+1,771, +35%) and in comparison with the first tertile of 2018 (+1,365, +25%). Most applications were made by Syrians (17%), followed by Iranians, Eritreans, Turks and Algerians.