German Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller said today that more refugees will come to Germany and Europe in the near future. And he gives a figure.
“Only ten percent of the refugee influx from Syria and Iraq have reached thus far. Eight to ten million people are still on the way to Europe. Those who are coming now have for several years sat in tent cities, cellars and stables without water and electricity. It is shameful that the international community is unable to ensure their survival at their homeland,” the Bavarian politician told today’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
He warned: "The biggest refugee movements are still ahead: Africa's population will double in the coming decades." A new dimension of international cooperation is needed. "In this digital age, with the Internet and cell phone everyone knows about our prosperity and our way of life. We therefore need to invest locally in education, training and prospects. "
Unlike his party’s leader Horst Seehofer, Müller didn’t call for a cap on the reception of refugees in Germany. Then he called for a reduction, adding: "We have built our prosperity on the back of the developing countries. That will not continue for much longer. These tensions will discharge. Then it will no longer matter what we define here. The people are not going to ask if they can come. "