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    Germany Feels 'Deep Humanitarian Debt' to Refugees - Ambassador to Russia

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    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1818)

    Germany feels deeply obliged to provide humanitarian aid to refugees arriving in Europe, German Ambassador in Russia said.

    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 diplomat explained that it was a "moral obligation" to the refugees, adding that, in this context, Germany could not build "any barriers or borders."

    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.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1818)


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