More than 700,000 Ukrainians are registered in Germany
The Central Register of Aliens now contains detailed information on Ukrainians who entered Germany since the start of the war. 40% of children and young adults. However, it is not known how many of them are still in this country.
meTo date, more than 700,000 Ukrainians have been identified in Germany. According to the reports of the Federal Ministry of the Interior to WELT AM SONNTAG, from the beginning of the war on February 24 to May 11, “727,205 people were newly registered in the Central Register of Foreigners (AZR). Among them, 714,998 are Ukrainian citizens (98.3 percent). So the proportion of Non-Ukrainians – such as students or guest workers who have lived in Ukraine – are negligible.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, among the more than 700,000 Ukrainian refugees registered with the AZR, “a large number may have already traveled to other EU countries and also returned to Ukraine”. So it is “the number of people who have remained or resided in Germany since the beginning of the war”.
Mainly due to the widespread moratorium on border controls since the establishment of the Schengen area, entries and exits across federal borders cannot be accurately recorded. That is why there is no accurate data on the Ukrainians who currently live here.
In the early months of the war, the federal government publicly reported the number of entries recorded by the Federal Police in order to provide a rough indication of the extent of the flight from Ukraine. This responsible Federal Home Office – compared to the AZR information – provided much lower numbers while noting that they were only approximations because one could not identify all entries or round-trips.
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In order to get a more accurate picture of the number of Ukrainian refugees living here, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, which is part of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, has developed a technical solution in recent weeks to be able to carry out assessments of people who have fled Ukraine from the Central Register of Aliens. The results of these efforts are the above figures.
Reliable information about this movement of refugees is not only of interest to the general public, but above all to officials in cities and communities, who rely on rough planning when it comes to places for kindergarten, the needs of teachers or the construction of state-funded institutions. Apartments.
However, upon consideration, the Federal Government decided not to introduce fixed border controls due to flight from Ukraine, so that predominantly female, minor or elderly persons from Ukraine would receive assistance without potential delays at the border.
According to reports from the Ministry of the Interior to WELT AM SONNTAG, of the more than 700,000 Ukrainian refugees registered with the AZR so far, about 40 percent are children and youth under the age of 18. About 81 percent of adults are women. Seven percent are over 64 years old. Since the general mobilization, adult men have not been allowed to leave Ukraine and must inform the Defense Forces.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, there are now about 282,000 Ukrainian refugees registered with the AZR who are “fully registered with biometric features”. “Personal data has been recorded from other people, but not yet registered using biometric features (fingerprints).”
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