More than 915,000 Ukrainian refugees have registered in Germany since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Interior Ministry in Berlin told a DPA consultation.
It is unclear how many of these people currently remain in Germany, as a considerable number may have already traveled to other countries or returned to Ukraine.
Ukrainians can enter Germany with their documents without having to apply for an entry permit. In particular, those who stay with friends or family in Germany and do not apply for any state aid do not appear in any official statistics at the moment.
The European Union decided months ago to activate for the first time the so-called mass influx directive to welcome refugees from the war in Ukraine.
This directive stipulates that applicants for protection do not have to apply for asylum, but receive a one-year residence permit and are allowed to work. This permit can be extended up to three years.
Of the Ukrainian refugees registered in the Central Register of Foreigners, 890,605 are Ukrainian citizens. Nearly two-thirds of the total (65.7 percent) are girls and women. Among adults, three-quarters (75.6 percent) are women and 23.9 percent are men.
There are 339,799 (37.1 percent) of children and adolescents under the age of 18, a large proportion of them of primary school age (6-11 years: 129,503), while 120,154 registered refugees are between 12 and 17 years old. Those over 64 are 69,022 (7.5 percent).