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Refugees in Heidelberg
A duty that concerns the whole city
Nearly 60 million people around the world are fleeing hardship, war and terror – more than ever before. The city of Heidelberg is affected in three main areas: it takes care of accommodation and integration for refugees allocated to the local authority; it takes care of unaccompanied minors from abroad; and it supports the central registration center for Baden-Württemberg in Patrick Henry Village. In addition, large numbers of volunteers and organizations, societies, businesses and other facilities are involved in helping refugees in Heidelberg.
How many refugees live in Heidelberg? How are they integrated? Who takes care of refugees in Heidelberg?
Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found here.
Refugees who have applied for asylum are currently housed at four locations in the Heidelberg administrative area and in private accommodation. There are plans for further accommodation in all areas of the city.
Voluntary neighborhood initiatives are springing up across Heidelberg to help with the integration of refugees. They work in close collaboration with the city council.
At the PHV Arrival Center for Baden-Württemberg, refugees are registered and given a medical check-up. They also submit their asylum application here.