Refugee donations down in Germany

2015-10-06 20:31
Migrants and refugees crowd as they wait for registration in Berlin. (Markus Schreiber, AP)

Migrants and refugees crowd as they wait for registration in Berlin. (Markus Schreiber, AP)

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Berlin - A consortium of German charities said on Tuesday that donations to help refugees had fallen significantly during the course of September.

"At the start of September, we still had several thousand bookings: 6 000 and even almost 7 000 a day. By the end of September it was only 600 entries a day," Birte Steigert, spokesperson for Aktion Deutschland Hilft (Germany Helps Campaign), told dpa.

Offers of voluntary work and donations of food and clothing had also fallen, she said.

Other organisations, like the Catholic charity Caritas and its Protestant equivalent Diakonie, reported that donations were holding up, and in some cases they were even increasing.

Aktion Deutschland Hilft is a consortium of 24 charities and claims to be Germany's largest such organisation.

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