Fewer Immigrants to the Netherlands

7 February 2013


The latest figures from the Netherlands Central Statistic Bureau reveal that the number of new immigrants arriving in the country in 2012 was 156,000, only 7,000 more than the number of people emigrating from the country. It is the first time the number of immigrants has dropped since 2006. More people emigrated from Netherlands to Turkey, Morocco, Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean Islands than immigrated to the Netherlands from these countries. Fewer asylum seekers from Asia and Africa immigrated to the country than in previous years.


Dutch Organization Launches Website for Suicidal Immigrant Girls

21 November 2011

Movisie, a Dutch organization for social development, has created a website to support immigrant girls in the Netherlands who are contemplating suicide. The site “You are not alone” has sections for girls of Moroccan, Turkish and Suriname-Hindu background. It was created in affiliation with the youth websites Marokko.nl, Hababam.nl and Indianfeelings.nl, and in consultation from Turkish, Moroccan and Hindu girls.