Germany expects to take in a further half a million Syrians who will be reunited with family members whose refugee status has already been granted.

The refugees will arrive as husbands and wives, children or parents of people who have been granted asylum, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports (SZ), citing a report written by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).

The experts from BAMF estimate that the process will take several months and that for every recognized refugee from Syria, one family member will come to Germany.

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