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Germany Needs Europe's Help With Refugees

A record wave of newcomers strains an inadequate system.

Afghans in Berlin.

Photographer: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

Germany is building new apartment blocks and refitting old ones to accommodate an unprecedented wave of refugees -- an expected 800,000 this year, four times last year's figure and many more than in any other European nation. Volunteers are turning out in large numbers to help. As a response to human suffering, this should be a source of national pride. 

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