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What was the refugee problem in Berlin?

In 1948, the Soviet Union sparked a crisis in the city by cutting off land access between West Germany and West Berlin, necessitating a year-long airlift of supplies to the stranded citizens before the Soviets reopened the passageways.

When was the refugee crisis in Berlin?

Berlin crisis of 1961, Cold War conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States concerning the status of the divided German city of Berlin.

Why was there a crisis over Berlin in 1961?

The Berlin Crisis started when the USSR issued an ultimatum demanding the withdrawal of all armed forces from Berlin, including the Western armed forces in West Berlin. The crisis culminated in the city’s de facto partition with the East German erection of the Berlin Wall.

Why did the Berlin crisis happen?

How many Syrians did Germany take?

More than 800,000 Syrians have been granted protection in Germany since war broke out in Syria a decade ago.

How do I become a refugee in Germany?

To submit an asylum application you need to reside in Germany. An asylum application cannot be submitted to a foreign representative of the Federal Republic of Germany. You need to submit this application personally. In order to be able to submit an application for asylum in Germany, you must first register yourself.

Where can I seek asylum in Berlin?

First you register as an asylum seeker at the registration center of the State Office of Refugee Affairs at Bundesallee 171. Then you apply for asylum at the Federal Agency für Migration and Refugees – Bundesamt for Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF). Registration is a process that takes several days.

Where do most of Germany’s refugees come from?

Germany’s decision to admit one million refugees. Prior to 2015, the number of people applying for asylum in Germany was relatively low (see figure 1). Arrivals predominantly came from seven countries: Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Serbia, and Syria.