Eritrea accounts for one in ten asylum seekers
Asylum seekers arriving in the Netherlands in August came from various countries; 185 came from Eritrea, 135 from Albania, 130 from Morocco and 130 from Serbia; 110 asylum seekers came from Syria. With 480, Syrian nationals constituted the majority of people being reunited with their families.
More than 16 thousand asylum seekers and following relatives in first eight months
In the period January-August 2016, 11.6 thousand asylum seekers and 4.6 thousand following relatives brought the total to 16.2 thousand. In the same period last year, the total was nearly 25 thousand, of whom 17 thousand were first requests.