Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States


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The country profile for the Netherlands is available below.

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Netherlands country profile

Netherlands snapshot

Size: 41,526 km2

Population: 16.4 million

Year of EU Entry: 1952

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted: 6,828 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme (1984)

Resettlement Quota: 2000 refugees/4 years

Resettled Refugees: 556 (2011)

Source: The information about the size, population, in the Schengen area, and year of EU entry is taken from