EU sees record rise in asylum applications from Colombia and Peru

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In May 2019, the monthly number of applications for international protection lodged in the European Union (all member states plus Norway and Switzerland), remained stable at around 57.000. However, since the start of the year, some 287 500 applications have been lodged, which is 14% more than in the same period last year.
The most notable rising trend was for Colombian nationals, with 2.800 applications reaching the highest values in the past few years.
For more information, visit the Latest Asylum Trends page.


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