Thursday, 5 May 2016

More Than Half of Children Without Parents who came to EU in 2015 were Afghans

The number of EU migrants living in the UK has been undercounted by 250,000 over the past five years A total of 88,300 refugees - or almost a quarter - who applied for protection by European Union (EU) members in 2015 were aged 17 or below and without any relatives or carers, official EU statistics reveal.
The number of unaccompanied children arriving in the EU quadrupled in 2015 after doubling in 2014 to 23,000, while between 2008 and 2013 the number stood between 11,000 and 13,000 over five years.
 51 per cent of children without parents - 45,300 - came from Afghanistan. (Figures from EU Parliament).

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