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According to the latest official figures nearly 965,000 refugees have arrived so far in Germany this year. The highest figures were reached in the month of November.

Flüchtlinge in Erstaufnahmeeinrichtung

Refugees in the initial reception center.

A reply of the Ministry of the Interior to an inquiry by the CSU Bundestag Reinhard Brandl shows this which was presented to the news agency AFP on Monday. Accordingly, 206 101 refugees alone were registered in Germany in November - more than in any other month this year.

The "Passauer Neue Presse" reported on Monday that the figures come from the so-called Easy system, distributing the newly arrived refugees in each single state with the authorities. The detection is performed before the refugees apllying for asylum, such as the entry at the border.

In 2014 there were less than 240,000 refugees

Due to the federal interior ministry it can be assumed that more than one million refugees are to arrive in Germany this year. Last year, 238 676 refugees had arrived in Germany.

According to figures from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) 425 035 asylum applications were made from January to November. Main countries of origin in the eleven months were Syria, Albania and Kosovo.

More than 240,058 applications have been settled and some 110,000 people were granted a refugee status, so-called subsidiary protection or a prohibition on deportation. Furthermore there are still 355,914 asylum applications unprocessed.