Germany taps tap water for refugees
A water bottle is seen inside the house of a German man, whose home was flooded in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, March 21, 2019.
A tap water bottle has been placed on a table in the home of the man in the background.
REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke German Chancellor Angela Merkel has opened up an emergency room in Berlin to help treat refugees who were in Berlin on Saturday.
Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo Merkel’s government said it had been forced to turn away refugees and migrants who were staying in the city’s main train station, which was closed.
The number of people who arrived in Germany rose to more than a million, according to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office.
Merkel’s ruling Christian Democrats, which were in power for several years before they lost power in November 2018, say the crisis has caused an increase in the number of asylum seekers.
Germany has been facing criticism over its handling of the crisis.
The government has said it will provide more than 2 million euros ($2.3 million) in additional aid for refugees.
Merkel has said she will accept no asylum seekers from Germany.