German authorities deported 620 unaccompanied minors

Local media reported Wednesday that among the minors deported from Germany last year were 275 Afghans, 58 Syrians, 39 minors from Eritrea and 36 from Iraq.

The “Rheinische Post” newspaper quoted the German government of saying that the minors were denied asylum because “they failed to meet asylum requirements.”

The figures also revealed that 45,224 unaccompanied migrants reside in Germany. Around 89 percent of all asylum claims by young people were successful last year, with 98 percent of Syrian minors and 71 percent of Iraqi minors reportedly granted asylum.