Since the start of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine on February 24 of this year, 971,063 people have been recorded in the Central Register of Foreigners (AZR) who traveled to Germany in connection with the war. The Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland informed WELT of this number.
The corresponding evaluation by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees shows that around 97 percent of the refugees are Ukrainian nationals. Among those registered are 351,994 children and young people under the age of 18. Of the adults, 456,996 are women, which is about 73 percent.
There are conflicting reports about the size of the population in Ukraine before the outbreak of war. Based on the value of the Federal Statistical Office for 2020 (44.1 million), the number of people recorded in the Federal Republic corresponds to around 2.2 percent of the total population. The reference date for the information is August 22nd.
"A significant number may have already traveled to other EU countries and also returned to Ukraine," said a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior when asked. The figures do not show how many of the almost one million refugees are currently living in Germany.
According to the United Nations, more than 6.6 million people have fled from Ukraine to European countries. According to media reports, the influx to Germany has been declining sharply for several weeks and is below the pre-war level.
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