Asylum influx August 2021

​The asylum influx has increased again. In August, the total asylum influx (the total number of first and repeat applications and people arriving for family reunification) was 3,732. This is a rise compared to the previous month. In July, the total asylum influx was 3,337. 

First asylum applications
The number of first asylum applications in August was 2,754. In July, it was 2,119. The top 5 countries of origin of asylum seekers who submitted a first asylum application are: Syria (791), Turkey (662), Afghanistan (255), Somalia (149), and Morocco (98).

Repeat asylum applications
The number of repeat asylum applications in August was 206. In July, it was 146. The top 5 countries of origin of asylum seekers who submitted a repeat asylum application are: Afghanistan (69), Syria (19), Iran (12), Nigeria (10), and Morocco and stateless (both 9).  

Asylum family reunification
The number of people arriving for asylum family reunification was 772. In July, it was 1,078. The top 5 countries of people arriving for family reunification are: Syria (503), Turkey (88), stateless (31), Eritrea (28), and Iraq (25).

Unaccompanied minors
The number of asylum applications filed by unaccompanied minors (UAMs) was 301 in August. In July, it was 149. The top 5 countries of origin of UAMs are: Syria (138), Eritrea (45), Somalia (43), Morocco (22), and Afghanistan (16).

Evacuation from Afghanistan
The statistics for August do not include the asylum applications by the Afghan foreign nationals who were evacuated from Kabul to the Netherlands this month. These applications will be included in the statistics for September. 


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