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