The German Ministry of Interior intends to impose quotas on the number of Afghan refugees admitted to the country.

According to the German news magazine Der Spiegel, the Ministry intends to admit no more than 5,000 Afghans annually, per the reports by SchengenVisaInfo.com.

According to the magazine, the German authorities are considering such a plan for relocating Afghans to Germany in order to keep the program functionally viable.

Nonetheless, according to Info Migrants, the idea of restricting the number of Afghan nationals admitted to Germany each year has not been well-received. According to the aforementioned, such an idea had been subjected to criticism. As per a Green Party member of the Bundestag, organizations have assisted approximately 3,000 people and have reported tens of thousands of people who are still at risk.

Since Taliban’s takeover of power, many as 18,800 Afghans have managed to enter Germany, according to the German Ministry of Interior. However, according to Info Migrants, over 10,000 people who have been granted admission by German authorities remain in Afghanistan.

Previously, it was noted that German authorities are replacing existing Afghan refugees from shelters to find space for those arriving from Ukraine.