These applications were largely made in the first half of last year. Since September, the number of asylum applications has decreased slightly again.
Syrians make the most applications
According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the largest group of asylum seekers consisted of Syrians, as was the case in previous years. More than a third of all applications come from Syria.
Many asylum seekers also register from Afghanistan, Turkey and Yemen.
In addition to the many applications from the Middle East, the Netherlands received a large number of asylum seekers from Ukraine this year as a result of the Russian invasion. Last year, 1060 Ukrainians applied for asylum, while in 2021 that was only 70 people and in 2020 40 people from Ukraine applied for asylum in the Netherlands.
This number does not seem that large yet, but this is because most Ukrainians do not have to apply for asylum in the Netherlands. They are allowed to stay here for the time being, as a result of a European regulation that has been set up for the Ukrainians.
However, this arrangement does not apply to everyone, so some Ukrainians still have to apply for asylum.
Requests from Russia
And the Russian invasion causes not only Ukrainian, but also Russian applications. In 2022, 590 Russians also applied for asylum in the Netherlands. The year before this was still 205 applications and the year before 180.
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