Around 700 refugees are missing from refugee camps and other quarters throughout the municipalities in Lower Saxony, German media reports. The missing refugees are unregistered and also haven’t filled for asylum.
Local authorities believe that the refugees have continued their travel to relatives and friends within Germany and abroad. In some cases, they were picked up by friends and family directly at the refugee shelters. The local authorities pointed out that they had no recourse to hold people.
CDU politician Angelika Jahns criticized the current situation. "We need to know who is staying in Lower Saxony," she told the newspaper. Jahns urged to register the refugees immediately after their arrival in Lower Saxony.
The 700 refugees mentioned above went missing from the shelters in Lower Saxony of course aren’t the only ones. The rest of the country is facing similar problems.