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Warm welcome as refugees arrive in Germany

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Warm welcome as refugees arrive in Germany


Refugees continue to arrive in Germany with close to 17,000 expected by the end of the weekend.

For some its a chance for a family reunion.

Ali from Kobani in Syria expressed his delight at being met at the station:“It’s a good feeling to see your family after these years.”

Many of the arrivals are still being transported to hostels across Germany.

Nawras Ali is from from Damascus in Syria:
“Our aim was to stay in Frankfurt, but now, as all these kind people welcomed us and told us to get on this train. I think they are taking us to a certain place near here”

The German government says its decision to open its borders to Syrian nationals is an exceptional case based on humanitarian concerns.

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