More than half a million refugees were granted asylum by the European Union in 2017, with Germany taking in the largest number of applicants that included 325,370 migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Overall, the EU Member States granted refugee status for humanitarian reasons to 538,120 asylum seekers.
Almost one-third of the beneficiaries (33% or 175,800 people) are Syrian, followed by citizens of Afghanistan (100,700 people or 19%) and Iraq (64,300 people or 12%). The overall number ...
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