Refugees continue to arrive in Germany with close to 17,000 expected by the end of the weekend. Welcome treats - the Kamit family from Munich giving
Refugees continue to arrive in Germany with close to 17,000 expected by the end of the weekend.
— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) September 6, 2015
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”
— Joanna Slater (@jslaternyc) September 6, 2015
The German government says its decision to open its borders to Syrian nationals is an exceptional case based on humanitarian concerns.