Which countries will receive more asylum seekers from next year?
Posted On July 5, 2021
The government says it is ready to accommodate up to 2.3 million asylum seekers this year as it attempts to stem the flow of asylum seekers coming to Europe.
But the figure, a government document released on Tuesday, does not include people fleeing the conflict in Syria and other conflicts.
The country is expecting the majority of asylum applicants to arrive by this year.
In the latest estimate, the ministry said about 3.5 million people had entered the country since June, which is a slight decrease on the previous month.
It expects the number to fall slightly this year to 2 million.
The report also said more than 500,000 migrants and refugees had arrived in Europe in 2015, a slight increase on 2014.
That figure is also a slight drop from 2014 when more than 600,000 refugees and migrants arrived in the EU.
The UNHCR said on Tuesday it was working with the government to resettle as many as 4 million people, including 2.4 million people who are in Turkey.
The government has been trying to stem a steady influx of migrants from Syria and Iraq and has been criticised for not properly dealing with those arriving.
The European Union on Tuesday said it will suspend a €1.3 billion ($1.6 billion) scheme to resettles Syrians and Iraqis, as well as Iraqis fleeing from the conflict.
The EU, which has been negotiating a new deal with Turkey to ease border restrictions and boost migration, has called for Turkey to speed up its efforts to relocate refugees and return migrants.
“We have no choice but to take the necessary measures to ensure that we receive those fleeing conflict, the war, and those who are unable to return,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.
The new plan, approved by EU ministers on Tuesday evening, would see Turkey temporarily suspend its border checks to stop people smuggling and to stem migrant flows from the Balkans and Africa.
It also calls for a system to be put in place to monitor asylum applications from people who cross the border illegally and stop them from travelling to Europe via Turkey.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that the plan would be a “critical element” to tackle the influx of asylum-seekers, and that it would be up to Ankara to decide how it would apply it.
She said Turkey would have to show that it was able to handle the number of refugees and would have the capacity to absorb the migrants it accepts.
“It will not be enough to resoundingly reject refugees,” she said in a statement.
“There must be a credible way of managing them, which Turkey has shown that it can deliver in a way that is sustainable.”EU member states have been criticised over the scale of the migration crisis in Europe and the number being resettled in the bloc.
Germany is expecting more than one million asylum applications this year, a sharp increase on last year.
It is also expected to receive more than 3 million refugees, which are mainly from Syria.
The United Kingdom is expecting about 400,000 asylum-seeking asylum seekers and refugees this year – an increase of roughly 1 percent on last years figure.
Germany’s interior minister, Thomas de Maiziere, told broadcaster ARD on Tuesday that the numbers of people arriving had increased.
He said that people arriving by sea in the first half of this year had risen to nearly 600,00.
“What’s most important for us is that we are not over-crowded, that we don’t over-manage the situation,” he said.