Νumber of asylum seekers relocated to other European Union countries reached 1,134 in September

The total number of asylum seekers relocated to other European Union countries reached 1,134 in September, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Greece announced on Monday. The total number relocated since the start of the programme reached 4,569 and included 1,506 children, of which 75 were unaccompanied.

The EU country that accepted the largest number of relocated refugees since the start of the programme was France, which received 1,762 individuals. The Netherlands follow with 548, then Finland with 430, Portugal with 399 and Spain with 344. France also topped the list for relocations in September, with 349, followed by Spain (112), the Netherlands (54), Portugal (34) and Finland (30).

The relocation programme is financed by the European Commission’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)