Refugee children seeking asylum in EU

Approximately 90 thousand orphans are seeking asylum in the EU.

3 May 2016 12:10

88,300 children, who have neither parents nor relatives, were seeking asylum in the European Union in 2015.

According to the European Statistical Office, as of 2008 to 2013, the number of street children, who wanted to leave for the EU, amounted to 11-13 thousand. By 2014, this figure had doubled and as of 2015 – it has increased by 4 times.

91% of children - boys, 57% - minors aged from 16 to 17 years, 51% - refugee children from Afghanistan, followed by natives of Syria.

Most of the registered children are seeking asylum in Sweden, Germany, Hungary and Austria.

Photo: Internet