BERLIN (Reuters) – Roughly eight out of 10 individuals in search of safety in Germany final 12 months got here from Ukraine as a part of the most important flight of individuals in Europe since World Warfare Two, the inside ministry mentioned on Wednesday.
After Russia’s invasion in mid-February, 1,045,185 individuals who fled Ukraine had been registered in Germany, it mentioned, including that the majority of them had been ladies and youngsters.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “prison conflict of aggression towards Ukraine has triggered the most important flight motion in Europe since World Warfare Two,” mentioned Inside Minister Nancy Faeser in a press release.
Along with the Ukrainian refugees, who don’t have to undergo an asylum process, over 244,000 individuals filed an asylum utility final 12 months, 27.9% greater than the 12 months earlier than.
The vast majority of asylum purposes got here from individuals from Syria, adopted by nationals of Afghanistan, Turkey and Iraq.
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“In different components of the world, persons are additionally fleeing conflict and terror, which is mirrored within the important enhance within the variety of asylum purposes filed in 2022,” mentioned Faeser.
(Reporting by Alexander Ratz; Writing by Miranda Murray; Enhancing by Rachel Extra)
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