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    Refugees more likely to stay in Flanders than Wallonia

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    A record number of refugees appear to be entering Belgium.
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    If an asylum seeker acquires refugee status in Flanders, they will be more likely to stay in Flanders, according to Flemish administrative statistics published on Thursday in De Tijd. 

    No less than 9 out of 10 refugees choose to remain in Flanders, compared to less than half who choose to continue in Wallonia, the other half preferring to move to Flanders (38%) and Brussels (16%). 

    In the capital region, three-quarters of the refugees remain in Brussels, a fifth go to Flanders and just 5% in Wallonia. 

    These statistics come from the Flemish Agency of Internal Affairs and concern 51,000 people recognized as refugees between January 2014 and January 2019.

    The Brussels Times