Capacity and Feasibility
Munich at limit of capacity for refugees as 12,000 arrive in one day
"We had a total of 12,200 refugees on Saturday... today we are expecting several hundreds. Given the numbers from yesterday, it is very clear that we have reached the upper limit of our capacity," said a police spokesman.
"Our aim today would be to transport as many as possible out of here, to make place for new arrivals," he said.
Munich has become a key arrivals point for refugees traveling to Germany by train through Hungary and Austria.
• Germany struggles to help the oppressed by accepting 800,000 refugees
• Austrian chancellor compares Hungary's treatment of refugees to the Jews under the Nazis
Last weekend, about 20,000 migrants arrived at the city's main railway station.
The president of the Upper Bavaria region, Christoph Hillenbrand said he did not know "how we can cope", according to the Bild am Sonntag tabloid which headlined its article "Munich at the brink of collapse".
Bavarian public television BR said the city "came very close to a humanitarian disaster", although authorities managed to limit the numbers of people sleeping on mattresses on the floor to just a few dozens, rather than the hundreds as earlier feared.
Authorities are mulling whether to open up the Olympiahalle - a stadium used for the 1972
Olympics and which today serves as a concert hall or sports arena — as a temporary shelter for the refugees.
'Refugee' Problem: Sweden 'Approaching the Limits of Its Capacity’
21 October 2015, the local, https://www.thelocal.se/20151021/sweden-is-approaching-the-limit-of-its-capacity
Sweden is reaching maximum capacity for accepting refugees, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said as he visited a centre for asylum seekers in Trelleborg.
Trelleborg in southern Sweden is one of several municipalities that have warned they are struggling to cope with the record-high flow of refugees to the Nordic country.
The small coastal town is currently experiencing its biggest influx of refugees to date, with several thousand people turning up every week since the start of September, according to authorities.
His comments came as Sweden's Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) revealed that almost 99,000 people have so far launched asylum cases in 2015. And Löfven admitted that the Nordic country may no longer be able to continue its high rate of receiving refugees.
"The work being carried out is fantastic, but at the same time it expresses what we know, that we are approaching the limit of our reception capacity," he said.
He did not, however, comment on rumours emerging in Sweden on Wednesday that the government and five other mainstream parties are mulling the introduction of border checks to stem the influx.
Löfven's ruling Social Democrat-Green coalition is set to meet with representatives from the Left Party, the Moderates, Liberals, Centre Party and the Christian Democrats on Thursday to continue discussion attempting to reach a cross-bloc agreement on the refugee crisis.Meanwhile, with Sweden's first tent camp for refugees expected to be ready in a couple of weeks, authorities are searching the country for more spots where similar accommodation could be set up.
Jordan reaches capacity limits in hosting Syrian refugees
May 25, 2017, MEO staff, Middle East Observer,