Some 88,300 nonwhites claiming to be “minors” were part of the invasion force which landed in the European Union in 2015, according to new figures released by the EU’s statistical agency, Eurostat.
Around half (51 percent) of the invaders classed as “unaccompanied minors”—that is, below the age of 18, claimed to be from Afghanistan.
“Refugee unaccompanied minor” Saad Alsaud is reported to have been the fastest 14-year-old in Sweden, dwarfing younger boys and girls in a running event.
The numbers are a dramatic increase over previous years, the Eurostat figures revealed. Previously, the number of “unaccompanied minor” invaders stood between 11,000 and 13,000 over the period 2008–2013, but then in 2014, the numbers doubled to slightly more than 23,000. This figure then nearly quadrupled in 2015.
A substantial majority of “unaccompanied minors” were males (91 percent) and over half were aged 16 to 17 (57 percent), while those aged 14 to 15 accounted for 29 percent, and those considered to be aged less than 14 for 13 percent.
Of course, these estimates are based on what the nonwhites themselves claim, and as previously shown, large numbers have lied about their ages in order to qualify for extra benefits and speedier processing.
In 2015, the highest number of “asylum applicants” considered to be “unaccompanied minors” was registered in Sweden (with almost 35,300 “unaccompanied minors,” or 40 percent of all those registered in the EU Member States), followed by Germany (14,400, or 16 percent), Hungary (8,800, or 10 percent), and Austria (8,300, or 9 percent).
Together these four EU Member States accounted for three-quarters of all “asylum applicants” considered “unaccompanied minors” registered in the EU in 2015.
The largest shares of “unaccompanied minors” among all young “asylum applicants” in 2015 were recorded notably in Italy (where 56.6 percent of all “asylum applicants” aged less than 18 were unaccompanied in 2015) and Sweden (50.1 percent), followed by the United Kingdom (38.5 percent), the Netherlands (36.5 percent), Denmark (33.7 percent), Finland (33.2 percent), and Bulgaria (33.1 percent).
In total in the EU, “unaccompanied minors” accounted for almost a quarter (23.0 percent) of all “asylum applicants” aged less than 18 in 2015.
Of the 45,300 Afghans considered “unaccompanied minors” in the EU in 2015, more than half were registered in Sweden (23,400).
Afghans represented the most numerous citizenship of asylum seekers considered “unaccompanied minors” in fifteen EU Member States. Syria (16 percent of the total number of “unaccompanied minors”) was the second main country of citizenship of asylum seekers considered “unaccompanied minors” in the EU Member States in 2015.
Of the 14,300 Syrians seeking protection in the EU Member States and considered “unaccompanied minors” in 2015, seven in 10 applied in one of the following three Member States: Germany (4,000), Sweden (3,800), and Hungary (2,200).