Refugees in Munich

Photographed during a peak period of the so called ›refugee crisis‹ between September and December 2015

Stern magazine
During the first September weekend 2015 within only two days more than 14,000 people arrived via Hungary from Syria and Afghanistan, Africa and the Balkans at Munich’s central train station. At this early stage of the so called ›refugee crisis‹, immigrants were received with a tremendous sense of solidarity by Munich citizens and authorities. During the first September weekend 2015 within only two days more than 14,000 people arrived via Hungary from Syria and Afghanistan, Africa and the Balkans at Munich’s central train station. At this early stage of the so called ›refugee crisis‹, immigrants were received with a tremendous sense of solidarity by Munich citizens and authorities.   Family members reunited Family members reunited   A refugee, arriving at Munich central station, carries a portrait of German chancellor Angela Merkel. News-photographers’ close-up shots of this scenery became widely published internationally… A refugee, arriving at Munich central station, carries a portrait of German chancellor Angela Merkel. News-photographers’ close-up shots of this scenery became widely published internationally…   Syrian refugees Selda and Rakan had their baby born en route in the chaos of Budapest train station. On arrival in Munich little Sadan still had her umbilical cord and the family was emergency hospitalised straightaway... Syrian refugees Selda and Rakan had their baby born en route in the chaos of Budapest train station. On arrival in Munich little Sadan still had her umbilical cord and the family was emergency hospitalised straightaway...   Refugees queueing up to get their medical check before they will enter busses for emergency shelter transfers Refugees queueing up to get their medical check before they will enter busses for emergency shelter transfers   Ghofran Fetaiti with Tunesian roots helps as a first aider Red Cross medic; At this point she has been working for more then 18 hours without sleep. Ghofran Fetaiti with Tunesian roots helps as a first aider Red Cross medic; At this point she has been working for more then 18 hours without sleep.   Refugees on transfer from central train station to an emergency shelter at a nearby public school Refugees on transfer from central train station to an emergency shelter at a nearby public school   …about to enter a bus for emergency shelter transfers …about to enter a bus for emergency shelter transfers   ...queueing up to get their medical check ...queueing up to get their medical check       Food supply inside the central train station Food supply inside the central train station   …on arrival at night waiting to proceed through security checks …on arrival at night waiting to proceed through security checks     Sami from Eritrea Sami from Eritrea     Refugees at a police waiting-line on the train platform Refugees at a police waiting-line on the train platform   The lettering at the Budapest train’s locomotive says ›Spirit of Hungary‹. Irony of fate with Hungary’s  hardline policies pushing thousands of refugees to leave the country towards other European states. The lettering at the Budapest train’s locomotive says ›Spirit of Hungary‹. Irony of fate with Hungary’s hardline policies pushing thousands of refugees to leave the country towards other European states.   In front of central train station, leaving the medical check In front of central train station, leaving the medical check   Marina Lessing from a community based organisation coordinates the volunteers Marina Lessing from a community based organisation coordinates the volunteers Food supply inside the central train station Food supply inside the central train station   Turkish fellows bringing clothing donations Turkish fellows bringing clothing donations   Munich’s mayor Dieter Reiter speaking to the press Munich’s mayor Dieter Reiter speaking to the press Emergency shelter at Munich trade fair center Messe Riem Emergency shelter at Munich trade fair center Messe Riem   A piano has been donated by a public school to be played at the emergency shelter A piano has been donated by a public school to be played at the emergency shelter   A Charity shop with a clothing bank and garment hand-out at Bayernkaserne emergency shelter A Charity shop with a clothing bank and garment hand-out at Bayernkaserne emergency shelter   Marwan from Eritrea, Bayernkaserne Marwan from Eritrea, Bayernkaserne Fessehaye from Eritrea, Bayernkaserne Fessehaye from Eritrea, Bayernkaserne Abdi from Eritrea, Bayernkaserne Abdi from Eritrea, Bayernkaserne   Garment hand-out, Bayernkaserne Garment hand-out, Bayernkaserne   Clothing donations, Bayernkaserne Clothing donations, Bayernkaserne         Charitable donations, Bayernkaserne Charitable donations, Bayernkaserne

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