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Almost nine million foreigners applied for asylum in the major EU countries between 2003 and 2017, including 1.2 million in 2015-16. About 30 percent were recognized as in need of protection during their first adjuration, and half of these or a sixth were recognized as refugees (the others received some form of temporary protected status). An additional 10 percent received refugee status or TPS after appeals of negative first decisions.
Recognition rates varied by country of origin and destination. Almost all Syrians got refugee status or TPS, as did more than three-fourths of Eritreans and Yemenis. On the other hand, fewer than five percent of applicants from the Balkans, Georgia, and Moldova received protection.