Of the nearly 29 thousand Syrians who officially registered with a Dutch municipality over the last two years, nearly forty percent of them are children under 18 years of age, Statistics Netherlands revealed on Wednesday. This is more than double the proportion of children arriving from other nations.
The number of newly registered asylum seekers and refugees joining family members reached a record high of 11.7 thousand in October. In September there were 8.4 thousand.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the violent autumn storm that passed over The Netherlands, two dead by fire in wind turbine, top Dutch baseball players, violence against gay people in Vondelpark, and the death of Bonfire.