German asylum applications up 126 percent to 43,071 in September

October 7, 2015 2:58 PM

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German asylum applications up 126 percent to 43,071 in September

BERLIN Germany's interior ministry said on Wednesday that it had received 43,071 applications for asylum in September, a 126 percent rise compared to the same month last year.

In a statement, it also said some 164,000 people arriving in Germany had registered on the so-called EASY system during the month, bringing the total for the year so far to 577,000.

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