As refugees flood in, Germany struggles to house them as they wait for asylum

August 30, 2015 1:21 AM

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As refugees flood in, Germany struggles to house them as they wait for asylum

In this photo taken on Thursday, July 30, 2015, Syrian refugee Leila, no last name given, poses in an emergency shelter in Berlin where she waits with her family for her pending registration as asylum seekers. The surge in migrants and refugees to Europe from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea and elsewhere this year has sent countries scrambling to come up with housing - both temporary for those awaiting the outcome of asylum applications, and permanent for those allowed to stay. Many European countries face similar problems, but none greater than Germany. Europe’s richest economy attracted 43 percent of Europe’s 400,000 asylum applications in the first half of the year - more than double the number in the same period of 2014. (AP Photo/Olga Syrova) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, refugees are silhouetted as they walk to an emergency shelter for refugees in Berlin, where they can find accommodation while their registration process is pending. The surge in migrants and refugees to Europe from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea and...

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