MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Germany feels deeply obliged to provide humanitarian aid to refugees arriving in Europe and must not build border fences, German Ambassador in Russia Ruediger von Fritsch said Wednesday.
"We feel a deep humanitarian debt and obligation to the [refugees]. We must help these people, who have gone such a terrible way to get to Europe," Fritsch said at a conference on international migration.
The European Union is struggling to manage a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of people leaving conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa for Europe.
Germany expects over a million refugees during the course of 2015, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with more than 950,000 refugees reportedly registered in the country since the beginning of this year.