Lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Berlin’s social affairs minister over dangerous conditions for refugees waiting at the city’s LaGeSo authority. There have been several injuries, exhaustion and cases of hypothermia.
Tempelhof airport has already been repurposed as a refugee shelter for the thousands arriving in the German capital. Now a proposal to build shelters on the airfield has raised suspicions among local campaigners.
Angela Merkel has won praise in the international press after showing moral leadership in the refugee crisis. But this has masked the German government’s efforts to reduce the number of asylum seekers.
A small arrivals hall at Munich’s central train station became the scene of a huge improvised relief effort as more than 2,000 migrants arrived in the Bavarian capital in a single day. Ben Knight reports.