EU granted protection to almost 300 000 asylum seekers in 2019

In 2019, the European Union of 27 Member States (EU) granted protection status to 295 800 asylum seekers. Compared to 2018 (316 200), total number of persons granted protection status was down by 6%. In addition, the EU received 21 200 resettled refugees in 2019. This information is issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The total number of asylum seekers granted protection in the EU in 2019 comprised of 141 100 grants of refugee status (48% of all positive decisions), 82 100 grants of subsidiary protection (28%) and 72 700 grants of humanitarian protection (25%).

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