Thursday, August 25, 2016
Asylum claims in the UK reach highest level in over a DECADE
Claims for asylum in the UK reached their highest level in over a decade
Between January and June this year,
people applied for asylum in Britain, a 41 percent increase on the same period in 2015, which had nearly
Nearly one in ten of the would-be refugees were youngsters with unaccompanied children accounting for
of the total - a
percent annual increase
The last time Britain had such a high number of applications was in 2004, when 39,746 people sought asylum.
Over a million people fleeing wars and conflict in the Middle East, Africa and Asia reached the EU last year in the continent's biggest migration crisis since World War Two.
Iranians were the biggest group with just under
claims followed by
Afghans. There were also
The Office for National Statistics said nearly
refugees were resettled in the first half of the year.
Across the EU, Germany received
asylum seeker claims in the first half of 2016, by far the greatest number, followed by Sweden with
and Hungary on
Britain had the
highest amount of asylum applications in the EU, according to ONS data.
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