It all started with the borders opening
4 September 2015: The refugee situation in Budapest worsens dramatically. The government holds talks. The photographs of the lifeless three-year-old boy on a Turkish beach on 2 September, and the 71 bodies on the A4 motorway in Austria, sway the public perception of the situation.
5 September 2015: Shortly after midnight, the border to Germany is opened to refugees. Every day, almost 10,000 refugees arrive at the main station in Munich alone. The numbers are rising. Germany and the European Union are overwhelmed by the situation. Thousands of Germans provide spontaneous support. Within a few days, a civil-society movement has arisen to help the refugees. The Christian churches offer emergency aid and accommodation. Weiterlesen