Asylum seekers and following relatives by age, 2016
More than half of children from SyriaNearly half of children under the age of five and 56 percent of 5 to 11-year-olds were Syrian nationals: more than 1,900 young children and nearly 2,600 children in primary school age. There were 350 children under the age of five and four hundred aged 5-11 from Eritrea. Additionally, more than 500 children under the age of 12 were stateless, mainly Palestinians from Syria.
Young asylum seekers and following relatives by nationality, 2016
Half as many asylum seekers as in 2015In 2016, the number of people submitting a first request for asylum stood at 19.4 thousand, less than half the total in 2015. Figures over 2016 also include relocated asylum seekers from Greece and Italy.
With 11.8 thousand, the number of following relatives is only just below the 13.8 thousand registered in 2015. A large majority were relatives of Syrian nationals who had applied for asylum in the latter half of 2015.
Registered first-time asylum requests and following family members