asylum applications

Authorities in Germany collect biometric data from migrants and refugees in order to identify them better in future | Photo: Getty Images/S. Gallup
Refugees at the Moria hotspot on Lesbos, Greece waiting to be transferred to the Greek mainland and beyond | Photo: EPA/STRATIS BALASKAS
Deportation from Germany | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/M.Kappeler
The evacuation of the make-shift migrant camp at Porte de la Villette in northen Paris on January 31, 2019 | Photo: Reuters, file picture
Samir is the subject of a ZDF documentary. The team has been following Samir since 2015 when he arrived in Germany aged 15 as an unaccompanied minor | Credit: Screenshot ZDF documentary
Syrian families arrive at a refugee camp in 2016 in Friedland, Germany | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/S.Pförtner
A migrant disembarkation in Italy | Photo: ANSA
The European Commisison headquarters in Brussels | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/JULIEN WARNAND
Refugees and migrants disembark from a ferry at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, October 1, 2019 | Photo: picture-alliance/AP
Land ahoy - migrants rejoice as they approach Italy to disembark | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/R. Brito
Many unaccompanied minors in Germany do not claim asylum | Photo: picture-alliance
Asylum application numbers are down across all OECD member states | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/C. Rehder