Right-wing extremism: Attacks on refugee homes in Germany are increasing again for the first time

The number of attacks on refugee homes in Germany has risen again after years.

Right-wing extremism: Attacks on refugee homes in Germany are increasing again for the first time

The number of attacks on refugee homes in Germany has risen again after years. In the first three quarters of this year there were 65 attacks on accommodation, as the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" reported on Tuesday, citing a response from the Federal Ministry of the Interior to a small inquiry from the left-wing faction. This has almost reached the number for the whole of 2021.

Last year, the authorities recorded 70 mostly right-wing motivated attacks and damage to property. According to the report, the number of attacks registered so far this year could increase significantly in the coming months, as reports of attacks on refugee accommodation increased. The reason is the increasing number of Ukrainian war refugees.

Despite the increase in attacks, the level remains low, it said. At the peak of the refugee crisis in 2015, 1047 attacks were registered. Since then it has been decreasing every year.

Statistically speaking, there are at least two attacks on refugees every day in Germany. About every fifth act is an assault. 711 people were attacked outside their homes between January and September 2022.

"Hardly a day goes by at the moment when you don't read about attacks on refugees or attacks on refugee accommodation," explained the left-wing faction's refugee policy expert, Clara Bünger. The situation is "very dangerous". Right-wing and conservative politicians are fueling resentment. Bünger called for a clear opposition to right-wing and racist violence.

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