More children placed under guardianshipArticles
The number of children placed under guardianship has increased considerably in recent years. In 2007, 10.6 thousand children were placed under guardianship.
Number of asylum requests nearly doubledArticles
The number of requests for asylum submitted in the Netherlands in 2008 nearly doubled compared to 2007. The increase is much more substantial than in the European Union (EU) as a whole, where the number of asylum requests rose by 6 percent.
8.5 thousand Kosovars in the NetherlandsArticles
Just over 76 thousand first and second generation former Yugoslavs were living in the Netherlands on 1 January 2008. An estimated 11 percent of these, some 8.5 thousand, can be counted as Kosovars.