Germany: Bayern Munich to donate $1.11 million to refugee crisis & set up training camp for arriving children
The Bayern Munich football club will donate $1.11m to help refugees and set up a training camp for those arriving in Munich, as the number of people arriving in the city continues to rise..."FC Bayern see it as its social responsibility to help those fleeing and suffering children, women and men, to support them and accompany them in Germany," Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement. Bayern's youth academy will set up the training camp for kids, in conjunction with the city of Munich. Apart from regular training, it will also offer meals and German language classes. The senior team will be accompanied by refugee children when they enter the pitch for their next home game against Augsburg on September 12 with the club also planning a friendly with $1.11m of revenue going towards helping refugees...Banners with "Refugees welcome" or "Welcome to Germany" were visible in almost every Bundesliga match last week while many teams have also invited migrants to watch their games from the stands....The German football association (DFB) on Wednesday issued a video message condemning any attacks on refugees or on their accommodation in Germany as well as any form of xenophobia.