The map shows the countries of origin of asylum applicants in the EU28 for 2014. Countries of origin have been divided into five categories. There are seven countries in the ‘high’ category. These account for a total of 313 000 requests, representing 50% of all applications. The bar chart shows the top 15 countries of origin. The value in parenthesis represents changes with respect to 2013; positive value shows an increase, negative a decrease (e.g. there was an increase of 72 000 applicants from Syria in 2014).