Gießen (dpa/lhe) - Almost 5,500 people are currently accommodated at the locations of the Hessian initial reception center for refugees. The responsible regional council (RP) Gießen announced that around 63 percent of the state's initial reception was occupied. Due to the current high allocation of refugees to the municipalities, one is "still able to act". According to the RP, around 16,000 refugees arrived in Hesse from January through November. Last year there were almost 11,200 arrivals from asylum seekers.
The state's initial reception center has eight locations across Hesse, a branch office at Frankfurt Airport and an emergency shelter.