Germany Holds Refugee Summit as Asylum Applications Soar

May 07, 2015 01:37 PM
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Germany is to hold a summit on refugees Friday, as the number of people seeking asylum in the country has doubled in a year. Close to 30,000 migrants are believed to have crossed the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe so far in 2015 - with many of them heading north in the hope of finding better welfare programs and jobs. Henry Ridgwell has been following the migrants' trail through Europe for VOA, and took the train from Italy to Munich in Germany.