Numbers/ Facts/ Current situation

(Stand: 31.10.2023)

asylum seekers and Migrants in the city of Spenge

There are currently 510 refugees living in Spenge, 294 male and 216 female refugees.

The admission rate according to the Refugee Admissions Act as of October 31, 2023) is 96.44%, which means that 2 more refugees could be assigned. In the case of recognized refugees, the quota is 63% fulfilled (as of October 22, 2023).



The single refugees in Spenge live in 13 different temporary homes in the city of Spenge. The majority of the refugees live in self-rented apartments and mainly as families with children.


Asylum seekers are entitled to benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act.

Many of the people who came to Spenge in 2015 now earn their own living through work.

Origin and causes of journey

The refugees in Spenge come from 29 nations, mainly from Ukraine (166) Syria (145), Afghanistan (61), Iraq (23).


The refugees come from 3 core areas of the world:


Arabic-Asian area: e.g. Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq,Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Pakistan


Africa: Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Eritrea


Balkan countries: Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo.


The reasons for fleeing are very different: war, political persecution, religious oppression, corruption, poverty, environmental crises.


The grounds for asylum are defined in the Geneva Refugee Convention. In addition, asylum laws regulate the residence and status of refugees in Germany. The people come from war and crisis areas and from the so-called safe countries of origin. A distinction is made between migrants and refugees. Migrants come for a better life perspective, refugees seek protection from persecution and death.