Table 4. Decisions Regarding Asylum Status of Unaccompanied Children, 2004 to 2008
  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  Protection* Rejections Percent Affirmative Protection* Rejections Percent Affirmative Protection* Rejections Percent Affirmative Protection* Rejections Percent Affirmative Protection* Rejections Percent Affirmative
United Kingdom 2,585 470 85% 2,120 440 83% 2,150 505 81% 2,150 630 77% 2,090 585 78%
Sweden 177 312 36% 165 205 44% 257 111 71% 1,006 84 92% 954 527 64%
Germany 78 593 12% 18 225 7% 21 119 15% 18 80 18% 116 132 47%
Finland 66 39 63% 104 59 64% 89 23 79% 100 10 91% 133 5 96%
Belgium 71 NA NA 88 NA NA 96 NA NA 61 NA NA 114 NA NA
Poland 36 91 28% 19 66 22% 50 30 62% 33 42 44% 30 33 48%
Note: Figures for the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, and France were not available. Figures on the number of asylum rejections were not available for Belgium. * Protection refers to cases where affirmative asylum status was granted; numbers are those adjudicated during a specific year.
Source: EMN Synthesis Report: Unaccompanied Minors (May 2010).


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