Who are the asylum seekers?

Fedasil and its partners have received close to 22,000 asylum seekers in Belgium. For the most part these are people who have fled the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.


Asylum seekers are entitled to material assistance during the examination of their asylum application. This assistance consists of receiving and guiding them within a reception structure managed by Fedasil or entrusted to its partners (the Red Cross, public social welfare centres, etc.). Asylum seekers do not receive any financial assistance.

So far 22,000 asylum seekers have been received in Fedasil centres and by Fedasil’s partner organisations. A total of 25,500 places are available.

Fedasil receives families and single persons. 54% of the people received were members of a family (parents and children), 34% were single men, 5% were single women, and 7% were unaccompanied minors. Unaccompanied minors receive special accommodation and guidance.

To learn more about asylum statistics and recognition rates, please visit www.cgrs.be.