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Statistics

Netherlands

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

 

The Number of Asylum Seekers and Protection Status Granted 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Asylum Seekers 43,895 32,579 18,667 13,402 9,782 12,347 14,465 9,731 15,275 16,163 15,148 14,631
Total Protection Status 6,864 4,573 3,557 4,621 4,537 8,818 4,344 4,450 5,676 8,245 8,003 6,828
Refugee Status 896 515 198 393 480 964 358 487 515 695 812 712
Other Protection 5,968 4,058 3,359 4,228 4,057 7,854 3,986 3,963 5,161 7,550 7,191 6,116

Source: IND Information and Analysis Center (INDIAC), Immigration and Naturalisation Service.

Resettlement

 

The Number of Resettled Refugees
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Resettled Refugees 204 223 155 189 347 452 497 569 544 401 484 556

Source: IND Information and Analysis Center (INDIAC), Immigration and Naturalisation Service.

 

 

 

The Quota for Resettlement Since the Beginning of the Resettlement Programme
  1984-1986 1987-1998 1999-2007 2008-2015
Resettlement Quota 250 500 1,500 per three years 2,000 per four years

 

Source: IND Information and Analysis Center (INDIAC), Immigration and Naturalisation Service.

Note: Quotas are annual, unless specified differently.

 

 

Regional Allocations of Resettlement Quotas and SubQuotas
  1984-1986 1987-1998 1999-2007 2008-2011
Resettlement Quota 250 500 1,500 per three years 2,000 per four years
Contingents 200 200 0 0
Contingents and Family reunufication 0 0 1200 0
Disabled persons 40 40 240 0
Single persons in emergercency situation 10 10 60 0
Medical cases 0 0 0 30 per year

Source: IND Information and Analysis Center (INDIAC), Immigration and Naturalisation Service.

 

The Country of Origin of Resettled Refugees 2000-2011
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Afghanistan 3 24 12 27 7 8 0 4 0 8 7 2
Bhutan 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 18 111 2 108 97
Burundi 6 12 4 16 11 80 3 58 33 1 - -
Colombia 0 0 0 34 21 97 7 8 11 4 - -
DR of Congo (Zaire) 19 35 19 4 126 17 49 70 69 13 12 28
Eritrea 0 3 3 16 9 7 12 35 20 20 69 68
Ethiopia 5 6 0 19 13 5 94 77 7 50 29 64
Iraq 7 10 15 5 4 0 1 119 144 142 90 74
Liberia 0 0 3 1 6 86 26 5 0 0 - -
Myanmar 68 52 17 1 2 1 170 76 0 0 53 126
Somalia 0 18 7 16 15 34 19 4 1 17 1 5
Sudan 27 13 4 6 35 13 34 7 0 9 - 8
Other 69 50 71 44 98 104 79 88 148 135 115  84

Source: IND Information and Analysis Center (INDIAC), Immigration and Naturalisation Service.

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 europa.eu.