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Germany: Refugees receive donations on arrival in Munich01:01

Germany: Refugees receive donations on arrival in Munich

Germany, Munich
September 8, 2015 at 15:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Scores more refugees arrived at Munich's main station throughout Monday night and into Tuesday morning. After arriving the refugees were offered to pick from an abundance of donations that have been left by locals. Items included shoes, sock, food and water. Following this they received a health check before boarded buses destined for various refugee camps in and around Munich. Reports indicate that the next train to arrive into Munich with refugees on board will reach the platform at around 10:30 local time (08:30 GMT).

Authorities in Munich are seeking to expand their capacity to cope with further arrivals, after receiving up to 20,000 refugees over the weekend. Munich has become the main waypoint for refugees travelling from Hungary via Austria.

The influx follows German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to declare Germany's suspension of the Dublin Regulation. The regulation states that migrants can only claim asylum in the country they first enter on European Union (EU) territory; with them potentially facing deportation should they try any other country. However, Germany is now permitting officers to process applications of asylum seekers even if they travelled through other EU countries first.

Authorities estimate that up to 800,000 people could apply for asylum in Germany by the end of 2015.

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Scores more refugees arrived at Munich's main station throughout Monday night and into Tuesday morning. After arriving the refugees were offered to pick from an abundance of donations that have been left by locals. Items included shoes, sock, food and water. Following this they received a health check before boarded buses destined for various refugee camps in and around Munich. Reports indicate that the next train to arrive into Munich with refugees on board will reach the platform at around 10:30 local time (08:30 GMT).

Authorities in Munich are seeking to expand their capacity to cope with further arrivals, after receiving up to 20,000 refugees over the weekend. Munich has become the main waypoint for refugees travelling from Hungary via Austria.

The influx follows German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to declare Germany's suspension of the Dublin Regulation. The regulation states that migrants can only claim asylum in the country they first enter on European Union (EU) territory; with them potentially facing deportation should they try any other country. However, Germany is now permitting officers to process applications of asylum seekers even if they travelled through other EU countries first.

Authorities estimate that up to 800,000 people could apply for asylum in Germany by the end of 2015.

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