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German border police check documents
Certain states in Germany have introduced a residency requirement or "Wohnsitzauflage" even for recognized asylum seekers
The largest group that was granted protection status in the EU in 2017 continued to be Syrian nationals


Refugees on the German-Austrian border
The group of "godparents" and young asylum seekers from Ceno | Credit: Ceno e.V
Credit: Samer Mustafa, Refugee Rights Europe


The project will start with pre-departure orientation courses for the refugees currently based in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
A group of refugees standing outside their tents at the camp of Ritsona, north of Athens, Greece. Photo/Archive/EPA
Woman standing at asylum center in Tübingen, Germany

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Salem, an Eritrean relocated from Italy to Portugal