Germany provided 5,500 places in 2020 for particularly vulnerable refugees under the EU Resettlement Programme. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, not all planned admissions could be implemented. Some reception places will be carried over into 2021, but additional capacities will also be created where possible. We will report on this here in the future. The people admitted will be counted towards the immigration range of 160,000 to 220,000 persons per year agreed in the coalition agreement.
The 5,500 reception places planned for 2020 will be partially carried over into 2021. The quota consists of resettlement admissions from Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon and Niger (a total of 1,900 places), admissions via the humanitarian admission programme from Turkey (see point 2 on this page), a private sponsorship programme by the federal government and civil society called Neustart im Team “NesT” (400 places) and an admission programme by the state of Schleswig-Holstein (200 places).
This admission is based on the European Commission’s recommendation to provide a total of 30.000 resettlement places in the EU until December 2020.
The directives relating to the different admission programmes will be published here as soon as they are available.
In the table below you can obtain an overview of the resettlement admissions from 2015 to 2021.