Germany says registered 758,000 asylum seekers this year

Germany registered more than 758,000 asylum seekers from January to October this year, the interior ministry saysGermany registered more than 758,000 asylum seekers from January to October this year, the interior ministry said Thursday, with Syrians accounting for one in every three applicants. Germany is expecting to receive up to one million asylum seekers this year, and the sudden surge has left local authorities scrambling to cope. Germany has also begun looking at limiting arrivals from Afghanistan, with Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere saying last week that the rising number of asylum seekers from the war-torn country was “unacceptable”.

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