Asylum trends in August 2019

​In August the total influx of asylum seekers (the total of first and repeated asylum applications as well as for family reunification) was 2.361. This is an decrease compared to July, when the total influx was 2.641.

First asylum applications
The total number of first asylum applications in August was 1.895. That is a decrease compared to July (1.968). The top 5 countries from which most first asylum applications come are Syria (345), Nigeria (177), Iran (133), Turkey (107) and Morocco (89). A striking 6th place in the top 10 is taken by the asylum seekers from the Russian Federation (83).

Repeat asylum applications and family reunification
The number of repeated asylum applications in August was 147. This is again a decrease compared to the previous month(July: 214) and the lowest number in 2019. The top 5 countries of origin of asylum seekers who submitted a repeated asylum application consist of Afghanistan (25), Iraq (17), Azerbaijan and Morocco (9), Iran and Nigeria (8).

The number of people entering the Netherlands in the month of August for family reunification (319) shows a decrease compared to the month before (July: 459). The top 5 countries from which most people came for family reunification were: Eritrea (129), Syria (67), Yemen (25), Pakistan (19) en stateless (17). 

Unaccompanied minor asylum seekers (AMV)
The number of asylum applications submitted by unaccompanied minor asylum seekers (AMVs) was 109. This is an increase compared to July (90). The top 5 countries of origin consist of Syria (31), Morocco (28), Eritrea and Gambia (8) and Afghanistan (7).


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