Germany sees highest number of asylum applications since 2017

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Germany saw the highest number of asylum applications last year since 2017, according to new figures from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). In 2021, 190,800 asylum applications were filed in the country, according to the new figures seen by dpa ahead of their official release. Some 148,000 of those were foreigners who were appyling for asylum in Germany for the first time – the highest number since 2018. Around 17.5 per cent of these first-time applications were submitted for children under one year of age who were born in Germany. According to Interior Ministry figures, th…

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