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.
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.