In May this year 1,430 asylum seekers and following family members were registered, 105 more than in April, but less than half as many as in May 2015, when 2,250 first requests for asylum were submitted; they were followed by 995 joining relatives. The corresponding figures for May 2016 were 990 and 440.
One-quarter asylum seekers Syrian nationals
In May last year, just over half of asylum seekers and following family members came from Syria (1,160), but the current picture is more diverse. In May 2016, one-quarter (360) came from Syria. Other important countries of origin were Eritrea and Albania.
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