Germany to halve federal aid for refugees next year, say sources


Germany plans to halve the federal aid it allocates for states to cover expenses of receiving and integrating refugees next year as part of budget-tightening amid soaring inflation after years of generous spending, sources have told Reuters.

More than 1 million people sought refuge in Germany after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and supporting them has taken a toll on the country’s cities and municipalities and the country’s 16 states have been demanding more federal funds to cover refugees’ expenses next year.__Al Jazeera