The refugees leaving Germany to brave the dangers of Iraq

Alias paid a smuggler $20,000 to help him and his ten-year-old son travel to Germany by land. After weeks on the road and a 13-day stint in a Bulgarian prison, they reached eastern Germany where they shared a room with two other asylum seekers.

“The German government offered food and 540 euros to me and my son but it was not enough,” Mr Alias said. “My son was sad and scared, he didn’t have any friends or relatives and it was hard to find someone to speak to in Kurdish or Arabic.”

  • johnbrooks3

    I’d like to know where these fella’s get $20,000 – I mean you consider literal boatloads of these folk a springing this cash? Poor journalism. Probably 20,000 whatever their currency is, which is about $200.

  • tom_billesley

    Sometimes you can’t get ’em when you want ’em.

    Opening door to refugees, Lithuania says finds few takers

    Lithuania, in contrast to wealthier countries of western and northern Europe, is throwing its doors open to refugees fleeing war and hardship in the Middle East, but is finding few takers.

    “We are prepared to accept refugees immediately, but there are no refugees in Italy or Greece who agreed to resettle in Lithuania,” Rimantas Vaitkus, deputy chancellor of the Lithuanian government told Reuters on Monday.

    Lithuania has agreed to settle 1,105 refugees in the next two years, mostly from Italy and Greece, according to European Commision proposals which foresaw relocation of a total of 160,000 people.

    So much for the idea of sharing out the vibrancy enrichment.

  • k1962

    If the conditions are not to their liking maybe many more will leave, hint, hint.

  • Shebel

    I hope Justin is reading this..