➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
Europe: How many unaccompanied minors applying for international protection in the EU in 2016
West – May 11, 2017
In 2016, 63 300 asylum seekers applying for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU) were considered to be unaccompanied minors, a number down by about a third compared with 2015 (with almost 96 500 unaccompanied minors registered) but still about 5 times higher than the annual average during the period 2008- 2013 (around 12 000 per year).
Also: Unaccompanied minor migrant arrivals 5x higher than in 2013: http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/italy/2017/05/11/unaccompanied-minor-migrant-arrivals-5x-higher-than-in-2013_c1ead549-13a1-4d23-bbfc-a4deaa47bcb2.html