Female asylum seekers: two out of five are underage 


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For this year's International Women’s Day, the European Parliament focuses on the situation of women refugees. Fleeing war and conflicts in their home countries, women and young girls are exposed to various risks and are among the most vulnerable. Statistics show that in 2015 two out of five female asylum seekers in Germany were aged under 18. For more details on female refugees, check out our infographic.

Many of the female refugees are very young. Last year 56,751 female asylum seekers in Germany were underage.  This corresponds to 41.6% of all female asylum seekers in 2015