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Berlin needs more space for refugees - accommodation is being revitalized - BZ Berlin

Berlin needs more space for refugees – accommodation is being revitalized – BZ Berlin

The number of refugees in Berlin is increasing. Even more than the statistics show at first glance.

Only the Berlin state office responsible for refugees publishes the number of initial applications: last year 7,647 through December.

In addition, there were 4,820 asylum seekers in the eleven months who started a new attempt after being refused, deported or readmitted.

With so-called follow-up applications, they are again entitled to residency, pocket money, etc. 90 percent of this group are people from Moldova.

Due to increased arrivals, an old container village (built 2014/15) is reopening on Groscurthstrasse. Starting next week, two wings of the building will be equipped with 200 seats and will be occupied from February. There are already some accommodations in Buch / Karow.

These additional venues are planned (Photo: BZ)
These additional venues are planned (Photo: BZ)

“We have been pointing out the imbalance in this capacity between the provinces for years,” says Pankow Mayor Soren Bean (left). “Only this lamentation does not solve the need in the current housing shortage.”

Of the 20,755 places occupied at the end of November, 13.7 percent were in Pankow. There were more only in Marzahn-Hellersdorf (16.8%) and Lichtenberg (15.6%). In contrast, Charlottenburg in Wilmersdorf only 1.8 percent.

While so far 7,839 MUF places have been built in prefab construction, an additional 8,210 MUF places are planned (see table above).

The criticism comes from the AfD: “While the Senate hands out tranquilizers and claims that there is no problem of uncontrolled mass immigration, the construction activity speaks a different language.”