Unless we do something, more bodies will be washing ashore.
Germans welcomed the asylum seekers with clapping, cheering and hugs. In Austria, volunteers rushed to pass warm clothes, shoes and cigarettes through the doors of refugee-filled trains stopped at platforms.
As weary families crossed the border, their wounds were treated by Red Cross doctors. “We have treated a two-day-old gunshot wound. We’ve seen eye injuries caused by stun grenades. We’ve seen children with severe bruises,” a doctor told The Guardian.
— Thomas van Linge (@arabthomness) September 6, 2015
The German Chancellor has agreed to take in 800,000 refugees this year, four times as many as it did in 2014. She has cancelled some bureaucratic checking processes for Syrian refugees and cancelled the deportation of all Syrians from her country.
Refugees at railway stations are chanting “Germany, Germany”. Armed only with a train ticket to Munich, one asylum seeker told Newsweek: “I want to live in a country that will give me security, freedom and a future for my family.”