Unaccompanied foreign minor; nationality, sex and age

Unaccompanied foreign minor; nationality, sex and age

Sex Age Nationality Periods Unaccompanied foreign minor (number)
Total male and female Total Total 2008 725
Total male and female Total Total 2009 1,040
Total male and female Total Total 2010 700
Total male and female Total Total 2011 485
Total male and female Total Total 2012 380
Total male and female Total Total 2013 310
Total male and female Total Total 2014 960
Total male and female Total Total 2015 3,860
Total male and female Total Total 2016 1,705
Total male and female Total Total 2017 1,180
Total male and female Total Total 2018 1,225
Total male and female Total Total 2019 1,045
Total male and female Total Afghan 2008 95
Total male and female Total Afghan 2009 0
Total male and female Total Afghan 2010 0
Total male and female Total Afghan 2011 260
Total male and female Total Afghan 2012 145
Total male and female Total Afghan 2013 60
Total male and female Total Afghan 2014 30
Total male and female Total Afghan 2015 535
Total male and female Total Afghan 2016 195
Total male and female Total Afghan 2017 65
Total male and female Total Afghan 2018 30
Total male and female Total Afghan 2019 55
Total male and female Total Albanian 2008 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2009 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2010 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2011 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2012 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2013 0
Total male and female Total Albanian 2014 5
Total male and female Total Albanian 2015 25
Total male and female Total Albanian 2016 40
Total male and female Total Albanian 2017 30
Total male and female Total Albanian 2018 30
Total male and female Total Albanian 2019 10
Total male and female Total Algerian 2008 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2009 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2010 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2011 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2012 5
Total male and female Total Algerian 2013 5
Total male and female Total Algerian 2014 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2015 5
Total male and female Total Algerian 2016 60
Total male and female Total Algerian 2017 55
Total male and female Total Algerian 2018 55
Total male and female Total Algerian 2019 70
Total male and female Total Chinese 2008 50
Total male and female Total Chinese 2009 10
Total male and female Total Chinese 2010 20
Total male and female Total Chinese 2011 10
Total male and female Total Chinese 2012 0
Total male and female Total Chinese 2013 5
Total male and female Total Chinese 2014 5
Total male and female Total Chinese 2015 0
Total male and female Total Chinese 2016 0
Total male and female Total Chinese 2017 5
Total male and female Total Chinese 2018 0
Total male and female Total Chinese 2019 0
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2008 20
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2009 40
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2010 25
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2011 10
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2012 10
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2013 35
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2014 530
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2015 1,240
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2016 775
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2017 480
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2018 430
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2019 110
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2008 5
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2009 5
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2010 5
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2011 5
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2012 0
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2013 5
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2014 5
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2015 10
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2016 45
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2017 10
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2018 0
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2019 5
Total male and female Total Gambian 2008 0
Total male and female Total Gambian 2009 0
Total male and female Total Gambian 2010 5
Total male and female Total Gambian 2011 0
Total male and female Total Gambian 2012 0
Total male and female Total Gambian 2013 0
Total male and female Total Gambian 2014 0
Total male and female Total Gambian 2015 0
Total male and female Total Gambian 2016 20
Total male and female Total Gambian 2017 20
Total male and female Total Gambian 2018 30
Total male and female Total Gambian 2019 25
Total male and female Total Guinean 2008 35
Total male and female Total Guinean 2009 45
Total male and female Total Guinean 2010 35
Total male and female Total Guinean 2011 10
Total male and female Total Guinean 2012 40
Total male and female Total Guinean 2013 30
Total male and female Total Guinean 2014 10
Total male and female Total Guinean 2015 25
Total male and female Total Guinean 2016 35
Total male and female Total Guinean 2017 45
Total male and female Total Guinean 2018 55
Total male and female Total Guinean 2019 25
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2008 185
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2009 65
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2010 30
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2011 25
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2012 15
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2013 10
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2014 15
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2015 135
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2016 35
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2017 20
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2018 70
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2019 65
Total male and female Total Iranian 2008 5
Total male and female Total Iranian 2009 20
Total male and female Total Iranian 2010 15
Total male and female Total Iranian 2011 10
Total male and female Total Iranian 2012 10
Total male and female Total Iranian 2013 10
Total male and female Total Iranian 2014 5
Total male and female Total Iranian 2015 25
Total male and female Total Iranian 2016 20
Total male and female Total Iranian 2017 5
Total male and female Total Iranian 2018 25
Total male and female Total Iranian 2019 20
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2008 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2009 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2010 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2011 0
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2012 5
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2013 5
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2014 10
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2015 10
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2016 70
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2017 75
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2018 145
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2019 165
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2008 5
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2009 10
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2010 10
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2011 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2012 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2013 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2014 0
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2015 20
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2016 25
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2017 60
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2018 25
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2019 10
Total male and female Total Somali 2008 200
Total male and female Total Somali 2009 355
Total male and female Total Somali 2010 120
Total male and female Total Somali 2011 40
Total male and female Total Somali 2012 40
Total male and female Total Somali 2013 10
Total male and female Total Somali 2014 35
Total male and female Total Somali 2015 40
Total male and female Total Somali 2016 25
Total male and female Total Somali 2017 20
Total male and female Total Somali 2018 15
Total male and female Total Somali 2019 25
Total male and female Total Syrian 2008 0
Total male and female Total Syrian 2009 0
Total male and female Total Syrian 2010 5
Total male and female Total Syrian 2011 5
Total male and female Total Syrian 2012 10
Total male and female Total Syrian 2013 25
Total male and female Total Syrian 2014 155
Total male and female Total Syrian 2015 1,455
Total male and female Total Syrian 2016 180
Total male and female Total Syrian 2017 135
Total male and female Total Syrian 2018 170
Total male and female Total Syrian 2019 310
Total male and female Total Unknown 2008 10
Total male and female Total Unknown 2009 25
Total male and female Total Unknown 2010 15
Total male and female Total Unknown 2011 15
Total male and female Total Unknown 2012 0
Total male and female Total Unknown 2013 0
Total male and female Total Unknown 2014 10
Total male and female Total Unknown 2015 15
Total male and female Total Unknown 2016 35
Total male and female Total Unknown 2017 25
Total male and female Total Unknown 2018 25
Total male and female Total Unknown 2019 35
Total male and female Total Stateless 2008 5
Total male and female Total Stateless 2009 0
Total male and female Total Stateless 2010 5
Total male and female Total Stateless 2011 5
Total male and female Total Stateless 2012 5
Total male and female Total Stateless 2013 0
Total male and female Total Stateless 2014 50
Total male and female Total Stateless 2015 220
Total male and female Total Stateless 2016 30
Total male and female Total Stateless 2017 5
Total male and female Total Stateless 2018 0
Total male and female Total Stateless 2019 0
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains data on unaccompanied foreign minors. The figures are broken down by sex, age and nationality.

If an unaccompanied foreign minor needs protection, then he or she is eligible for an asylum permit. If protection is not necessary, then the unaccompanied foreign minor must return to the country of origin. This is only possible if the unaccompanied foreign minor can be safely housed in the country of origin, for example with relatives or in a shelter. Unaccompanied foreign minors younger than 15 years who cannot return to the country of origin, can under specific conditions obtain a 'no-blame' permit.

Data available from: 2008

Status of the figures: All figures in this table are final.

Changes as of May 2020:
The final figures for 2019 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures for 2020 will be available in May 2021.

Description topics

Unaccompanied foreign minor
An unaccompanied foreign minor is a minor who has applied for admission as a refugee, and at arrival is not guided or cared for by parents or an adult who is related by blood or marriage.