Cities are often the first place refugees and asylum seekers land. Governments alone have trouble handling the influx of those in need and often welcome practical help from private organizations, including churches. Here is a closer look at the challenges Berlin faces as they stretch their resources and seek to welcome those from Africa and the Middle East.
For added scope on the situation, German cities scramble to find space for refugees, from the Toronto Star, focuses on this issue.
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