Number of Asylum Seekers to Norway Continues to Fall

Asylum seekers from civil war-torn Syria tops the list of applicants, a share of almost 18 percent, according to new figures from the Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

Afghans follows the Syrians with 110 applicants. It is almost twice as many as the same period last year, and this is the only group that increase in number, except the Syrians. Over half of Afghans,  have stated that they are unaccompanied minors under 18 years. Afghans thus constitute over half of the total of 126 unaccompanied asylum seekers under 18 years who have come to Norway this year, writes Aftenposten.

So far this year there have been 94 people from Eritrea, and they constitute the third largest group of applicants. Asylum seekers from Kosovo comes in the fourth place with 79 applications. Kosovians make the largest group of the rejected asylum applicants.

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