In April 2019, more than 54 500 applications for international protection were lodged in the EU+. This was a slightly lower monthly total than in the previous month, but remained at a higher level than in the same month of 2018. Since the end of 2017, the monthly number of applications has been fluctuating between approximately 50 000 and 60 000, with no exception in April 2019.
One in four applications was lodged by nationals of the three main countries of origin: Syria, Afghanistan and Venezuela. Applications by both Turks and Venezuelans increased by more than 50 %, whereas applicants from Colombian almost tripled compared to April 2018.
For more information and an interactive data-visualization, please visit the European Asylum support office page.