‘Tip of the iceberg’: Berliners rally to welcome refugees from Ukraine

Volunteers in the German capital greet war-weary refugees with offers of accommodation, food and clothingRussia-Ukraine war: live newsWhen Iman Abdikarim joined a WhatsApp group to help Ukrainian refugees on a whim earlier this week, it had only 17 members and only vague ideas of what it might do.By Friday morning, the medical student was directing a chaotic throng of arrivals inside Berlin’s main station, as Germany’s “welcome culture” returned to the foreground. The WhatsApp group now has almost 8,000 volunteers and is central to efforts to provide refugees with temporary accommodation, food and clothes. Continue reading…

Volunteers in the German capital greet war-weary refugees with offers of accommodation, food and clothing

When Iman Abdikarim joined a WhatsApp group to help Ukrainian refugees on a whim earlier this week, it had only 17 members and only vague ideas of what it might do.

By Friday morning, the medical student was directing a chaotic throng of arrivals inside Berlin’s main station, as Germany’s “welcome culture” returned to the foreground. The WhatsApp group now has almost 8,000 volunteers and is central to efforts to provide refugees with temporary accommodation, food and clothes.

Continue reading…

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