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 2021* 2,150
Total male and female Total Afghan 2021* 85
Total male and female Total Albanian 2021* 0
Total male and female Total Algerian 2021* 60
Total male and female Total Chinese 2021* 0
Total male and female Total Eritrean 2021* 230
Total male and female Total Ethiopian 2021* 15
Total male and female Total Gambian 2021* 10
Total male and female Total Guinean 2021* 0
Total male and female Total Iraqi 2021* 160
Total male and female Total Iranian 2021* 5
Total male and female Total Yemeni 2021* 65
Total male and female Total Moroccan 2021* 120
Total male and female Total Sudanese 2021* 10
Total male and female Total Somali 2021* 180
Total male and female Total Syrian 2021* 1,080
Total male and female Total Unknown 2021* 70
Total male and female Total Stateless 2021* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Total 2021* 370
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Afghan 2021* 10
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Albanian 2021* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Algerian 2021* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Chinese 2021* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Eritrean 2021* 5
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Ethiopian 2021* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Gambian 2021* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Guinean 2021* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Iraqi 2021* 80
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Iranian 2021* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Yemeni 2021* 5
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Moroccan 2021* 10
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Sudanese 2021* 0
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Somali 2021* 20
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Syrian 2021* 215
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Unknown 2021* 20
Total male and female Younger than 14 years Stateless 2021* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Total 2021* 665
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Afghan 2021* 30
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Albanian 2021* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Algerian 2021* 15
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Chinese 2021* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Eritrean 2021* 65
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Ethiopian 2021* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Gambian 2021* 5
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Guinean 2021* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Iraqi 2021* 45
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Iranian 2021* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Yemeni 2021* 15
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Moroccan 2021* 35
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Sudanese 2021* 0
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Somali 2021* 50
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Syrian 2021* 375
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Unknown 2021* 15
Total male and female 14 to 15 years Stateless 2021* 0
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Total 2021* 1,110
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Afghan 2021* 50
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Albanian 2021* 0
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Algerian 2021* 50
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Chinese 2021* 0
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Eritrean 2021* 160
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Ethiopian 2021* 10
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Gambian 2021* 5
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Guinean 2021* 0
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Iraqi 2021* 35
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Iranian 2021* 0
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Yemeni 2021* 45
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Moroccan 2021* 75
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Sudanese 2021* 10
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Somali 2021* 105
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Syrian 2021* 490
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Unknown 2021* 35
Total male and female 16 to 17 years Stateless 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Total 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Afghan 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Albanian 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Algerian 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Chinese 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Eritrean 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Ethiopian 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Gambian 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Guinean 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Iraqi 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Iranian 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Yemeni 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Moroccan 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Sudanese 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Somali 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Syrian 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Unknown 2021* 0
Total male and female Age unknown Stateless 2021* 0
Male Total Total 2021* 1,875
Male Total Afghan 2021* 80
Male Total Albanian 2021* 0
Male Total Algerian 2021* 60
Male Total Chinese 2021* 0
Male Total Eritrean 2021* 195
Male Total Ethiopian 2021* 10
Male Total Gambian 2021* 10
Male Total Guinean 2021* 0
Male Total Iraqi 2021* 125
Source: CBS.
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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:
The data are final, except for the year 2021.

Changes as of May 2022:
The provisional figures for the year 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures for 2022 will be available in May 2023.

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.