|Jaartal||Kwartaal||First asylum applications (x 1,000)||Family member arrivals (x 1,000)|
More Syrians and Eritreans
Relative to Q1 2023, the number of first asylum applications in Q2 rose by slightly more than one thousand. The increase was mainly seen among Syrian (+53 percent) and Eritrean nationals (+33 percent). Compared to Q2 2022, nearly 600 more first asylum applications were submitted. The number of requests by Syrian nationals was slightly higher. There were also more Somali (+60 percent) and Eritrean nationals (+98 percent) who submitted a first-time asylum request.
|Jaartal||Kwartaal||Syrian ( x 1,000)||Yemeni ( x 1,000)||Somali ( x 1,000)||Turkish ( x 1,000)||Eritrean ( x 1,000)||Other ( x 1,000)|
More following relatives in Q2, but fewer than one year previously
In Q2, altogether 2,625 following family members arrived in the Netherlands, i.e. 730 more than in the previous quarter. The increase was mainly seen among Syrians (+660). Nearly 7 in 10 following relatives were from Syria.
Compared to Q2 2022, the number of following family members was 17 percent lower. Among Syrian, Iranian and Eritrean nationals in particular, numbers were significantly lower. The number of following family members in Q2 2023 was virtually equal to Q2 2021, when travel restrictions were still in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
|Jaar||Kwartaal||Syrian (x 1,000)||Yemeni (x 1,000)||Afghan (x 1,000)||Turkish (x 1,000)||Other (x 1,000)|
In Q2 2023, the number of asylum applications from Ukraine and Russia decreased further, to 100 and 80 respectively. In Q1, 105 Ukrainians and 90 Russians submitted a first asylum application. This number was substantially higher in Q2 2022, when 325 Ukrainians and 170 Russians filed a first-time asylum request, partly due to the war in Ukraine.
Compared to Q1 2023, the number of first asylum applications from Iraq and Moldova rose in Q2, by 225 and 90 respectively. The number was also higher compared to the same quarter last year. The number of requests by Moldovan nationals has been increasing for a longer time. There were no following family members from Moldova.