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Over 30,000 Asylum Claims in the Netherlands in 2014

In 2014, 30,020 people requested asylum in the Netherlands, which constitutes a 75 percent increase from 2013. This number concerns the total of first and second asylum applications, many of which were submitted...

by Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten

In 2014, 30,020 people requested asylum in the Netherlands, which constitutes a 75 percent increase from 2013. This number concerns the total of first and second asylum applications, many of which were submitted by family members of Syrians who had already obtained a residence permit in the country. This emerges from statistics of the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service. Most asylum seekers came from Syria (9,480), Eritrea (3,930) or were stateless (2,760, mostly Palestinians from Syria).