Number Of Applications For Asylum In The EU Increased During First Quarter Of 2019

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The European Asylum Support Office said the number of applications for asylum in the European Union has increased during the first four months of 2019 on Monday, according to Deutsche Welle. The EASO said around 206,500 applications were submitted during the first four months of 2019, compared with 179,000 in 2018 for a 15 percent increase, according to the Funke media group newspapers. The report also said first-time applications from Syria decreased by 8 percent from 2018 to 20,392. Venezuelans were in second with 14,257 citizens seeking asylum in the EU, with Afghanistan in third place after a 36 percent increase to 14,042. The report also said the number of Colombians, which is...

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