Demographics
Arrivals

1,770,000 refugees and asylum seekers make up 2.1% of the German population.

*Data source: Infomigrants: Germany Refugee Numbers in Context

Diversity Contribution

Numbers are compilations of refugee and asylum seekers from 2015-2020.

*Data sources: PBS Frontline; Asylum Europe Org; Euractive; Pulitzer Center Org; Infomigrants

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

January 9, 2021

"We listened to [Angela Merkel's] warm words encouraging Germans to embrace the refugees flooding into Europe at that moment. We had tears in our eyes and agreed whole-heartedly with her vision to welcome refugees..."

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Community Programs Coordinator, Germany
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