asylum applications

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
The vast majority of asylum seekers were found to make truthful statements on their applications | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/F. von Erichsen
Refugees on Leros, Greece | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/T.Stavrakis
The EU wants to clean up its act when it comes to migration but fails to agree on many of the fundamentals | COPYRIGHT: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Stratenschulte
The first anchor center in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt opened in July 2019 | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/M. Balk