AIDA 2016 Update : Germany
The updated country report on Germany provides in-depth insight into the transformation and reform of the German asylum system in the aftermath of large-scale arrivals of asylum seekers. According to estimates by the Federal Ministry of Interior, 280,000 asylum seekers came to Germany in 2016, in comparison to an estimated 890,000 in 2015. In spite of this, the number of registered asylum applications increased significantly, from 476,649 in 2015 to 745,545 applications in 2016, due to the registration of applications made in the previous year. The backlog of non-registered asylum applications has been cleared in 2016.