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8th Dec 2016

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EU granted protection to 135,700 asylum seekers in 2013

EU Member States granted protection to 135,700 asylum seekers in 2013 compared with 116,200 the year before, figures released on Thursday by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, show. Syrians, with 35,800 persons, were by far the largest group, followed by 16,400 Afghans and 9,700 Somalis.

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