Calls in Germany are escalating to ensure permanent funding for refugee accommodation. Helmut Didi, the President of the German Council of Cities, has emphasized the urgent need to provide stable financial support to municipalities grappling with growing challenges in the costs of refugee care.
In statements given to the “Deutschland” media network, Didi explained that municipalities in Germany are struggling with the ongoing reliance on temporary solutions from time to time.
He expressed optimism that tangible decisions will emerge from the upcoming conference of state government leaders, scheduled for November, believing that concrete resolutions will be reached.
Refugee care in Germany is encountering increasing difficulties
In the same context, information indicates that the federal government allocated one billion euros in May of the previous year to support the states, in a step aimed at reducing financial burdens on municipalities and aiding them in digitizing immigration authorities.
In the context of responding to humanitarian emergencies, Didi highlighted the need for clarification on the European Union’s stance regarding refugees arriving from Ukraine. He emphasized the importance of facilitating asylum procedures for them until March 2024.
In reaffirming this need, the specialized refugee organization “BRO Asylum” emphasized the necessity of making decisive and swift decisions to ensure the safety and stability of refugees, while also facilitating the task of local authorities.
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