Saturday, July 9, 2016

96K unaccompanied children sought EU asylum in 2015

Approximately  96,000 refugee and migrant children who traveled to Europe alone in 2015 sought asylum in the European Union. EU agency said on Friday. More than half the unaccompanied minors were Afghans, followed by Syrians and Eritreans, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) said in its annual report for 2015. 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. More than 1.4 million people, mostly Syrians and Afghans, sought international protection in the EU in 2015, EASO said, up 110 percent from 2014 and the highest number since the EU began collecting data in 2008. Media agencies

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