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Migrants from Syria make up for the largest group of asylum seekers in Germany, followed by those who came from Afghanistan. Here are some general facts about migrant moves targeting Germany as their preferred country of exile.
Syrian migrants coming from different parts of Syria as
published by UN Refugee Agency NHCR in Sept. 2015.
Regions of control for main local participants in the Syrian conflict
[Syria 'truce': Who's in and who's out? BBC article Feb. 27, 2016].
Main migrant route to Germany.
Facts about migrant moves within Germany as published by BBC on February 26, 2016:
Germany does not know the whereabouts of 130,000 asylum seekers who were registered last year, officials say.
The migrants did not appear at reception centres to which they had been directed, the government said in a written reply to a question.
This may be because they have moved to a different country, gone underground or registered several times.
Those missing represent about 13% of about 1.1 million asylum seekers registered in Germany in 2015.
A spokesman for the interior ministry said a series of measures approved by parliament on Thursday [i.e. February 25] would help address the missing migrants problem, AFP news agency reports.
On Thursday, the head of Germany's federal office for migration, Frank-Juergen Weise, said there were up to 400,000 people in the country whose identities were unknown to the authorities.
A special flight from Germany carrying 125 deported Afghans arrived in Kabul on Wednesday [i.e. February 24]. Those arriving in Kabul all left voluntarily, German officials said.
Afghans have become Germany's second largest group of asylum seekers, after Syrians, with 154,000 arriving in 2015.
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News reports by Reuters agency and RT Russian TV on February 27, 2016