Eurostat figures show that in 2019 13,800 unaccompanied children applied for asylum in the 27 EU Member States. That is almost 20% less compared to 2018. Two thirds of the unaccompanied children were between 16 and 17 years old. No less than 11% of the children were younger than 14 years old. The majority asked for asylum in either Greece, Germany and Belgium.