A look at life inside a German refugee shelter

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SARSTEDT, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: A migrant seeking asylum in Germany enjoys a ride on his borred bike 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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 line up for lunch 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 girl from Afghanistan rides her scooter 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: A boy from Afghanistan chases a ball 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 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: Maram Hussin, Reham Amairy, Mohammad Abdulhalim, Amena Abdulhalim and Fadi Hussin practice their German-language class 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 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: Migrants and refugees seeking asylum in Germany are served 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 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: A small Afghan boy cheers while playing table football with other kids 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)
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The influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East to Europe has peaked to unprecedented levels over the past year. People seeking asylum from war-torn countries are fleeing, looking for better lives in countries such as France, England and Germany. Germany received roughly 1.1 million asylum-seekers in 2015 alone, though not all of these applications were accepted. Now, Germany is faced with the task of integrating all of the accepted migrants into daily life in the country.

Migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq are housed within a refugee shelter in Starstedt, Germany, while their asylum applications are being processed. Here, they are provided with daily meals and workshops, including German language classes, in hopes of making the transition to life in a new country easier

Click through the slideshow above for a look at life inside the refugee shelter in Starstedt, Germany.

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