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The Latest: Head of Berlin migrants center resigns

The Latest: Head of Berlin migrants center resigns after criticism over chaotic conditions

The Latest: Head of Berlin migrants center resigns

BERLIN (AP) -- The latest in the influx of people into Europe. All times local:

9:30 a.m.

The man responsible for Berlin's central registration center for migrants has resigned following criticism about the chaotic conditions on site.

The head of Berlin state's department for health and social affairs says Franz Allert had asked to be released from his post immediately "in view of the massive personal criticism" directed at him.

Senator Mario Czaja said in a statement late Wednesday that a newly created office for refugee affairs will receive additional funding and staff to cope with the workload caused by the influx of migrants to the German capital.

The registration center, known as the LaGeSo, has been overwhelmed by the number of people arriving in Berlin since the summer, when Germany agreed to allow migrants stuck in Hungary to come to the country.


Updated : 2021-09-17 18:55 GMT+08:00