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Demographics
Arrivals

Data source: First-time asylum applicants (Statistica)

As of June 2021, Germany is host to 1.2 million displaced persons. (UNHCR)

Diversity Contribution

*Data source: Destatis.de

Top Newcomer Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Turkish
  • Kurdish
  • Pashto
  • Dari
  • Farsi
30%
Speak Host Country's Language

Five years on, the integration of [the refugee] population is impressive. By December 2018, there were 1.8 million people with a refugee background in Germany (including beneficiaries of international protection, asylum seekers, and those who had their request rejected). 75 percent are younger than 40, and most have higher levels of education than other migrants. Today, about half have found a job, paid training, or internship. On arrival, only about one percent declared having good or very good German language skills. By 2018, that figure had increased to 44 percent. Such contributions are badly needed within an aging German labor market, which is facing skill shortages and needs trained migrant labor. (Source: Center for Global Development Five Years Later, One Million Refugees Are Thriving in Germany)

ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS
Top 4 Fields of Labor*

High Skilled Labor - Doctors, Engineers, Scientists

29%

Temporary and Service Industry

38%

Untrained Home Assistants

7%

Vocational Training

26%

*Shown as a % of immigrants in the field of labor.

**Data sources: DW Akademie Refugee Job Market; World Economic Forum 2020

80%
Employers Satisfied With Refugee Employees
SOCIO-FAMILIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Unaccompanied Children Sponsored by the State

Data source: Statistica

11,129
Visas Issued to Reunite Families
COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION CONTRIBUTION
38,300
Refugees in Vocational Programs
50,000
Refugees Qualified to Attend University
8,618
Syrians Attending German Universities
"I cannot go back, I really cannot. If that had been an option, I would not have tolerated these three years since I left — three years of extremely dire conditions and loneliness."
Volunteers
Berit
Community Liaison, Germany
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