City district warns about circumstances such as in 2015 and 2016 when it comes to refugee care
The German District Association has warned about the situation in Germany when it comes to the reception of refugees, such as during the strong refugee movements in 2015 and 2016. “In many places, the provinces have reached the limits of their capacity when it comes to receiving and accommodating of Ukrainian refugees,” President Reinhard Sager (CDU) told the editorial network Germany (RND). “We don’t want conditions like 2015/2016, but we are going there.”
Above all, a lack of living space is a problem, Sager says. According to the district manager, refugees are currently being accommodated in gyms. But the availability of places in nurseries and schools and health care is also becoming more and more of a problem,’ continues Sager.
On Tuesday, the federal states reported 179,218 children and youth from Ukraine in German schools for the 36th calendar week ending Sunday.
Sager called for a “refugee summit as a prelude to an exchange between the municipalities and the federal government”. He also expects federal and state governments to reimburse municipalities for their expenses for the reception and housing of the refugees, Sager explained.