Numbers/ Facts/ Current situation
(Stand: Januar 2022)
asylum seekers and Migrants in the city of Spenge
There are currently 482 refugees living in Spenge, 272 male and 212 female refugees.
The admission rate according to the Refugee Admissions Act as of October 31, 2021) is 95.49%, which means that 2 more refugees could be assigned. In the case of recognized refugees, the quota is 49% fulfilled (as of Mai 20, 2023).
The single refugees in Spenge live in 11 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 25 nations, mainly from Ukraine (170) Syria (142), Afghanistan (51), Iraq (25), Nigeria (18), Turkey (14) and Lebanon (11)
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.