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Germany expects up to 1.5 million migrants in 2015

Refugee influx faced by Germany will be almost twice the official estimate, according to leaked government figures

Migrants wait to be registered at a centre for refugees and asylum seekers in Berlin

Migrants wait to be registered at a centre for refugees and asylum seekers in Berlin Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP
From The Telegraph, By Justin Huggler, Berlin, and Matthew Holehouse in Brussels, 10/05/15 BST
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Germany is facing an influx of 1.5 million refugees this year, almost twice the official estimate, leaked government figures say as the EU struggles to find a solution to the migrant crisis.

The German authorities expect 920,000 new asylum-seekers to arrive in the country between October and December alone, according to the previously classified figures.

With each migrant having an estimated four to eight family members that could be permitted to enter, the total number resettled could ultimately top seven million.

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