Germany registered a staggering 1.1million asylum applications by the end of last year – but its system does not record much more than an applicant country of origin.
A German Interior Ministry spokesman said delays in the processing of applications would account for some of the 600,000 missing.
Another reason the country cannot account for the alarming number is that some asylum seekers may have applied multiple times in a bid to get sent to the city of their choice.
The government disperses refugees around the country based on a quota system known as EASY.
The location and state they are assigned to then bears the responsibility to care for the refugees and provide them with accommodation.
The asylum seeker is expected to make their application for asylum once they arrive at the end state destination.
But of the 1.1million refugees who have entered the country, only 476, 649 have registered for asylum with the process.
This means a massive 600,000 asylum seekers remain unaccounted for.
Full article: Now Germany admits it DOESN’T KNOW where more than 600k registered asylum seekers are (Express)