Berlin authorities are expanding the refugee center at the former Tempelhof airport to house 7,000 refugees. The head of the accommodation facility, Knut Fischer, has a fight on his hands to make the old hangars suitable to live in.
Air Berlin's former hangar at Munich Airport will soon host a deportation center, according to a Spiegel report. Bavaria's government is ramping up its push for deportation ahead of a state election.
The German government has suspended deportations of Uighurs to China until further notice, according to a media report. The Muslim minority faces discrimination and persecution in the northwestern Xinjiang region.
As the discussion surrounding proposed refugee transfer centers on Germany's border continues, Tamsin Walker travels to an old East German facility that served much the same purpose.
The German state of Bavaria has launched the first centers to process migrants at the Austrian border. But what exactly are transfer centers? And are they compatible with German and European law? Here are the answers.
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