Freezing migrants cry foul as German cold bites

Immigrants shelter from the elements under blankets and umbrellas as they queue to be allowed into a registration centre at the Office of Health and Social Affairs in BerlinAs the thermometer dips towards zero in Germany, thousands of asylum seekers spending their nights in tents are pleading for authorities to find them alternative housing. Maybe we are all going to turn to ice,” said a 25-year-old Afghan who went by the name Hussein, and who has been living in one of several tent cities set up by authorities in the northern city of Hamburg. In Hamburg alone, 4,000 asylum seekers are sleeping in unheated tents, and some migrants, fed up with the cold and damp, have taken to the streets to complain about their lodgings.

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