A look at life inside a German refugee shelter

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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