The European Asylum Agency announced that in November 2021, asylum applications increased again in the European Union, Switzerland and Norway. Afghan refugees were the largest group of refugees in Europe, submitting about 13,000 applications in November.
According to the European Asylum Agency, the number of asylum applications in the European Union, Switzerland and Norway increased in November last year to 71,400.
The agency says Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban’s re-takeover of Afghanistan formed the first group of asylum seekers in the European Union in November with about 13,000 applications.
Similarly, the Syrian refugees who registered 11,500 asylum seekers in November were the second largest group of refugees after the Afghans.
According to the agency, the number of underage Afghan refugees reached 3,200 in November, up from 3,300 in October, the largest figure since 2015.
The third largest group of refugees in Europe was Iraqis, who numbered 4,300 in November. This figure shows a 30% increase compared to October and is a clear sign of the migration crisis on the borders of Belarus.
Finally, the number of Pakistani refugees increased by 2,800 in November last year.
According to the agency, the figure for asylum or ancillary protection was 40 percent in November, down 1 percent from September.
However, the percentage of acceptance or collateral protection was very high, at 92 percent for Afghans and 91 percent for Syrians.