Europe — Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe - Overview of Trends (January — September 2017)
Between January and September 2017, 25,379 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria, of which 14,839 (58%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC). 92% of children who arrived to Italy through the Central Mediterranean Route were UASC. Arrival of UASC increased by 25% compared to the first half of 2017. 9,800 children, including 329 UASC, benefited from the EU relocation scheme in Greece and Italy by the end of September 2017. Among them, 329 were UASC. Germany received the highest number of asylum applications (67,400, or 60% of all child claims in Europe).