The number of asylum applicants from Nigeria to the European Union is declining

2018-08-06 EU-28 Asylum applicants

New data from Eurostat shows a declining trend in asylum seekers from Nigeria in the European Union. At the end of May 1,245 citizens from Nigeria had pending asylum applications in the European Union, compared to for example March when 2,360 applied for asylum.

On average the European Union has seen 1,697 asylum applications from Nigeria per month since 2008.

Among the countries in the European Union Germany received the most asylum applications from Nigeria, 1,016 in May, while Bulgaria, Estonia, Iceland, Lithuania, and Slovenia received fewest (0 applications).

The number of asylum applicants from Nigeria to the European Union is declining
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