Receiving refugees from conflict and war zones in Germany is a political decision made by the German Federal Government. With regards to the asylum procedure – that is the decision whether someone is granted asylum or not – the federal government is responsible; however, the placement of refugees is the responsibility of the district as well as that of towns and local communities.

The intake of refugees puts us in front of big challenges that we, together with our towns and local communities, would like to overcome. In the process we also count on voluntary initiatives. With your civic dedication you achieve an important contribution to reducing distrust and to welcoming people who have been through bad experiences.

Nobody can predict exactly how many asylum seekers will still come. That depends on international developments. The Main Taunus district also doesn’t know how many refugees we will have to take in long term. We only know the figures for each current quarterly period.