What life is like inside a refugee shelter

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SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Children from Syria and Afghanistan play at a makeshift playground inside a shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Fadi Hussin (c) from Bagdad, Iraq, sits inside a shelter where they are living while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Amena Abdulhalim (L) from Bagdad, Iraq, and Maram Hussin sit inside a shelter where they are living while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Migrants and refugees seeking asylum in Germany attend a German-language class at the shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: A boy from Syria wears bucket stilts while playing at a makeshift playground inside a shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Migrants and refugees seeking asylum in Germany attend a German-language class at the shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Mohammad Abdulhalim and relatives from Bagdad, Iraq, practice their German inside a shelter where they are living while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: A boy from Afghanistan skates through corridors inside a shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Amena Abdulhalim from Bagdad, Iraq, practices her German inside a shelter where they are living while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: A boy from Afghanistan skates through corridors inside a shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Mohammad Abdulhalim from Bagdad, Iraq, sits inside a shelter where they are living while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Children from Syria and Afghanistan play at a makeshift playground inside a shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: A self-made paper star is pictured saying 'I wish that War stops' at a shelter where Migrants and refugees live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: A hand of a migrant is pictured while taking a meal made by volunteers at a shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Children from Syria and Afghanistan play at a makeshift playground inside a shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: A woman from Afghanistan walks by a workshop while holding her son at the shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Migrants and refugees seeking asylum in Germany attend a German-language class at the shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Migrants and refugees seeking asylum in Germany attend a German-language class at the shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Migrants and refugees seeking asylum in Germany dine during lunchtime at the shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Migrants and refugees seeking asylum in Germany during lunchtime at the shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: A woman from Afghanistan walks by a workshop at the shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: A migrant seeking asylum in Germany peeks through a window during lunchtime at the shelter where they live while their asylum applications are processed on February 25, 2016 in Sarstedt, Germany. Germany received approximately 1.1 million newcomers in 2015 and is now facing the arduous task of processing asylum claims and taking steps to integrate those whose applications are accepted. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
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Over a million refugees from countries riddled with conflict, such as Iraq and Syria, have fled to Germany for asylum.

While Germany is faced with the arduous task of processing the claims, many of the refugees live in shelters like this one in Sarstedt.

The shelters hang sheets to create bedrooms and even have classrooms where occupants study German.

The people here are doing all they can to ensure they are able to officially move to Germany and live a better life. Click through the photos above to see a glimpse into their daily lives.

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