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Berlin extends the work of the refugee reception center

Apr 25, 2023

The Senate of Berlin has extended the work of the reception center for refugees from Ukraine in the former Tegel airport at least until the end of September.

This was reported by DW.

This decision also applies to the use of a temporary accommodation center for Ukrainians who fled the war on the territory of Terminal C.

The camp in Tegel was supposed to be open until June 30, but now there is a prospect of extending its work even until the end of the year.


After the opening of the new Berlin-Brandenburg Airport on November 8, 2020, the Tegel airport was closed and all flights were moved to the new airport.

According to Berlin Mayor Franziska Giffai, due to the large shortage of accommodation and apartments in the German capital, the use of the former Tegel Airport cannot be abandoned at this time.

Currently, about three thousand people live there. Of these, 2,600 people have been staying longer than the planned three days, some for months. This is "not optimal" for people, Giffai said.

Since the beginning of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Germany has received about 1.1 million Ukrainian refugees.

Author - Olena Madiak, 25/04/2023

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