The Home Office has published statistics which show that there were 2,424 asylum applications in the UK from unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) in the year ending June 2018, a 20% decrease compared to the previous year. The largest numbers of asylum applications were from Sudanese and Eritrean nationals, together accounting for over 30% of all UASC applications.

Source: Home Office

Date:23 August 2018

Further information: Children & Young People Now


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