Holland: more requests for asylum in 2005

The total incoming asylum seekers into the Netherlands in 2005 was about 10% higher than in 2004. In 2004 there were 7700 asylum seekers while in 2005 there were 8423. The total number of requests is even higher since an asylum seeker can put in a new request after petitioning the courts.

The probable reason put forth is the change in regime in Somalia. All Somalian asylum seekers were therefore invited to put in a new request for asylum.

Source: Volkskrant (Dutch)

1 comment:

nouille said...

Well, Europe does need good footballers ........right?