Briefing paper

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Published by: Mixed Migration Platform

Region: Europe, Middle East

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PolicyProtection & risksReturns

Rejected but remaining:

Analysis of the protection challenges that confront rejected asylum seekers remaining in Europe

Following the 2015 peak in arrivals of refugees and other migrants to Europe, the number of overall asylum applications doubled. While the number of positive decisions gradually increased in line with the rise in applications, the increase in the number of negative decisions was significant. Although the total number of people returned did increase substantially in 2016, a large number of rejected asylum seekers remain in Europe.

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