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Firas swapped civil war in Syria for a chaotic refugee camp in Germany.Firas was one of the 280,000 people to register as an asylum-seeker with Germany's Office of Migrants and Refugees in 2016 .The city's population is growing fast as people move in from other parts of Germany, as well as abroad.Of the 82 million people living in Germany, roughly one in eight is a foreign national, according to the country's statistics office.According to 2018 research by Deutsche Bank, when the city's population rises, so do its house prices.Numerous refugees report that black market brokers let people with money skip the queue, by offering to secure them apartments in exchange for a fee.Speaking on the messaging app WhatsApp, the broker said he could find Basel an apartment for 3,000 euros ($3,460).Jneid, from Aleppo, has been searching for a studio or a small apartment for the past 18 months.The city's Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulations agreed that affordable housing was one of Munich's most pressing issues.In less than two years, the organization has sublet 20 apartments 15 to refugees and five to low-income Germans.
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