News

  • 2 September 2015

    Large increase in the number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum

    The number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum has increased dramatically in a short period of time. This puts pressure on the Swedish Migration Agency and Sweden's municipalities. "Asylum reception is a national concern. The stakeholders involved must therefore solve this together," says Director-General of the Swedish Migration Agency, Anders Danielsson, who is now initiating discussions.

  • 18 August 2015

    Fewer asylum seekers than predicted but sharp rise in unaccompanied minors

    The number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Europe has risen sharply since mid-May. The Swedish Migration Agency currently estimates that 12,000 unaccompanied minors will be seeking asylum in Sweden this year. But the total number of asylum seekers will be lower than previously anticipated and the forecast has revised down to 74,000.

  • 10 July 2015

    Record number of unaccompanied minors arrived in Sweden in June

    In June, 1,447 unaccompanied minors came to Sweden to seek asylum. This is the highest ever figure recorded in a single month. So far this year the number of children has risen by 93 percent compared with the equivalent period the previous year. The total number of asylum seekers, on the other hand, has fallen slightly.