FC Bayern Munich to help refugee children in Germany

Germany's biggest club vows to provide refugee children with food, German lessons, football equipment

FC Bayern Munich to help refugee children in Germany

World Bulletin / News Desk

As Europe's refugee crisis escalates, Germany’s biggest football club is reaching out to help. Bayern Munich will host training camps for kids, providing them with food, German lessons and football equipment.

It will also donate $1.1 million toward refugee projects.

"We at FC Bayern consider it our socio-political responsibility to help displaced and needy children, women and men, supporting and assisting them in Germany," Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement on the club's website.

In addition to hosting a football camp for refugee children and youths, Bayern Munich players will enter the arena at their next home game against against FC Augsburg holding the hands of one German child and one refugee child.

The club has also vowed to donate €1 million from a friendly game to refugee projects.

Banners reading "Welcome refugees" could be seen at football grounds across Germany oover the last week.

Germany has so far accepted more asylum applications than any other European country. It expects to take in a total of 800,000 refugees this year – four times the amount in 2014.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Eylül 2015, 10:11