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Malta Has The Third Highest Number Of First-Time Asylum Seekers In The EU

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

Malta has the third highest number of first-time asylum applications relative to its size in the entire EU, new stats have revealed.

In 2018, Malta registered 2,035 first-time applicants, up from the 1,610 recorded in 2017.

Most of this year’s first-time applicants come from Syria (455), followed by Somalia (310) and Libya (305).

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