In May 2022, the influx of asylum seekers (the total number of first and repeat applications and family reunifications) was 3,…
In February 2022, the total influx of asylum seekers, i.e., the sum of first and repeated applications for asylum and dependents, was 2,520. The aforementioned is a drop relative to the preceding months, namely 2,727 in January.
The top 5 countries of origin of asylum seekers who filed an asylum application in February 2022 comprise Syria (978), Yemen (145), Turkey (139), Eritrea (124) and Algeria (118).
First asylum applications
The number of first asylum applications in February was 1,601. In January, it was 1,962. The top 5 countries of origin of asylum seekers who filed a first asylum application are Syria (461), Yemen (117), Algeria (110), Somalia (97), and Afghanistan (93).
Transfer from Afghanistan
Of the 93 first applications for asylum mentioned with the country of origin Afghanistan, 50 applications were filed by persons who had been transferred to the Netherlands from Afghanistan.
Repeated asylum applications
The number of repeated asylum applications in February added up to 147. In January, it added up to 118. The top 5 countries of origin of asylum seekers who submitted a repeated asylum application are Iran (25), Nigeria (18), Iraq (17), Afghanistan (13), and Algeria (8).
Joining family members
The number of persons seeking family reunification in February was 772. In January, it added up to 647. The top 5 countries persons seeking family reunification originate from are Syria (509), Turkey (50), stateless (47), Eritrea (35), and Yemen (26).
The number of applications for asylum filed with the aim 'Unaccompanied Minor Alien" (UMA) in February was 213. In January, it added up to 215. The top 5 countries of origin of UMAs are Syria (80), Eritrea (54), Somalia (24), Morocco (15) and Algeria (10).