Are there programmes in third countries for admission to Germany for Afghans in special need of protection?

17.10.2022 - Question

As part of the German resettlement programme, a quota of refugees in special need of protection has been admitted to Germany every year since 2012 and allowed to remain permanently. These persons are selected in line with clear protection criteria established by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and since 2016 within the framework of the EU resettlement programme. In 2022, Germany is voluntarily admitting up to 6000 persons in special need of protection from the following countries of first admission: Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Kenya, Egypt and Libya (via the UNHCR evacuation mechanism in the Niger). The German Government is currently discussing the possibility of admitting Afghan nationals from a country of first admission from 2023 onwards.

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