Rumours

Here you can find an overview of rumors .

Is it true that ...

... that Germany admits the highest number of refugees?

... that Germany admits the highest number of refugees?

No, the highest number of refugees worldwide is accommodated by Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, Ethiopia and Lebanon. However, currently Germany is accommodating the highest number of refugees in the European Union. In the past ten years, France did this.

... that refugees get more money than people on social welfare?

... that refugees get more money than people on social welfare?

No. The applicants for asylum receive accommodation, food, clothes, medication, sanitary products and pocket money. In the state-run reception facilities, these benefits are to be disbursed as non-cash benefits and not in the form of money. If the applicants for asylum live in flats, shared flats or other facilities of the municipality, they receive € 216,- for food, clothes and hygiene. The pocket money amounts to € 143,-. Thus, applicants for asylum receive € 359,-. By comparison, the standard rate for Hartz 4 recipients (welfare recipients) is € 399,-.


... that refugees don't have to pay in supermarkets or in public transport?

... that refugees don't have to pay in supermarkets or in public transport?

Unfortunately, this assertion is very often found in social networks with various statements of place. This allegation is entirely unfounded! Applicants for asylum receive all necessary things as non-cash or cash benefits (see above.). They have to use these to pay their shopping or bus and rail fares just like everybody else, of course.