How many people seek asylum in Europe?

Most people who are forced to flee their home become internally displaced or flee to neighbouring countries, rather than to Europe. 

Most people who are forced to flee their home become internally displaced or flee to neighbouring countries, rather than to Europe. The UNHCR reported 4.1 million asylum seekers globally at the end of 2020, with some 471,300 asylum applications recorded across EU member States (including Norway and Switzerland). The number of asylum applications in EU member States has been decreasing since 2015.