Foto einer Ratte unter einem Bett in der Notunterkunft: Osloer Straße / Rat under a bed in the Emergency Shelter
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Living conditions in the emergency shelter of Osloer Straße 23-26, in Berlin, range from bad to worse. Those who live there in “transitory” manner denounce the sanitary situation and the permanent mistreatment of the employees working for the security company WISAG and BTB Bildungszentrum. These companies receive thousands of Euros per month from the German State to ensure cleanliness, hygiene, food provisions for people who arrive in Berlin, seeking asylum from war and economic and political conflicts in their countries of origin.
One day in the emergency shelter of Osloerstraße is enough to raise concern about the extreme vulnerability of the residents. Here follow some details of the current situation, for which there doesn’t seem to be signs of improvement.
For those unfamiliar with this emergency shelter, it’s built inside the regular school gym. In that space, beds for about 100-250 people are located. Women, men, children sleep all in the same space, which has no ventilation or natural light and is clearly overcrowded. Besides, the sanitations are badly maintained and usually have no doors. …read more