Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

Never since the end of the Second World War have so many people been forced to flee their homes. The refugee crisis cannot be solved by national legislation alone but requires an international approach. Learn more about Germany's refugee policy.

Migrants and refugees situation in Idomeni

Migration and Repatriation

Legal migration to Germany is only possible under certain conditions. The asylum procedure is not a means of achieving this end.

Billboard in Kabul

#RumoursAboutGermany - Public awareness campaign in Afghanistan

As part of its work to counter the rumours and untruths circulated by human traffickers, the Federal Foreign Office has launched a poster campaign in Afghanistan. Using posters and social media, the campaign is geared to Afghans who are considering fleeing to Germany. The aim is to prevent them risking their lives by deciding to flee to Germany on the basis of false information.

Entrance, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

Combating the causes of flight and raising awareness in countries of origin - these are the priorities of German foreign policy

The returnees are welcomed at the airport

Afghan citizens voluntarily return to Afghanistan

Today, 125 Afghan citizens return to Afghanistan: After a difficult way to Germany in the hands of people smugglers they realized that their future is in Afghanistan and that they are needed in their home country.

New German Asylum Laws

On February 25, the German parliament voted to tighten German laws on asylum.

Refugee Policy

Billboard

#RumoursAboutGermany - Public awareness campaign in Afghanistan

Billboard in Kabul

As part of its work to counter the rumours and untruths circulated by human traffickers, the Federal Foreign Office has launched a poster campaign in Afghanistan. Using posters and social media, the campaign is geared to Afghans who are considering fleeing to Germany. The aim is to prevent them risking their lives by deciding to flee to Germany on the basis of false information.

Federal Ministry of the Interior: Migration and Integration

Ortsschild Verlasse Parallelgesellschaften -> Integration

Federal Ministry of the Interior on the topics of migration, integration and asylum in Germany

Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

Information on the topics of migration to Germany, residence in Germany, naturalisation and assisted return

Important information for asylum-seekers from Afghanistan/Iran coming to Europe

The NGO HELP e.V. has created this flyer to offer some important information about asylum in Germany. Dari and Pashto versions are available for dowload below this link.

"Willkommen in der Wirklichkeit" NDR Documentary on migrants in Germany (Persian)

"Willkommen in der Wirklichkeit" (= Welcome to Reality) is a German documentary on migrants in Germany that was translated for audiences in Iran and Afghanistan