Only a fifth of the asylum seekers in EU are from Syria.
In total, 213,200 people for the first time were seeking asylum in an EU country during the second quarter of this year. That is an increase of 85 percent compared with the same period last year, according to new figures from the EU statistical agency, Eurostat.
Asylum seekers come from 141 different countries, and of these Syria is listed with 44,000 people.
Thus only every fifth asylum seeker comes from Syria. The number almost doubled from April to June this year. The second largest group of asylum seekers are from Afghanistan and Albania.
While nearly three quarters of asylum seekers from Syria are granted refugee status, almost all asylum seekers from Albania are rejected, explaining fake Syrian passports and missing IDs.
Here are the ten largest groups of asylum seekers according to Eurostat:
Syria: 20.6 percent
Afghanistan: 12.7 percent
Albania: 8.3 percent
Iraq: 6.5 percent
Kosovo: 4.7 percent
Eritrea: 4.3 percent
Pakistan: 4.2 percent
Nigeria: 2.9 percent
Ukraine: 2.7 percent
Somalia: 2.5 percent
Plus 131 other countries - where there are no war.
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