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    German Refugee Shelters Still Face Violence

    Sound the alarm. New figures released by German police show that refugee shelters still come under near-daily attack, two years after Chancellor Angela Merkel offered sanctuary to more than 1 million migrants in need. Most of the incidents, which range from arson and other property damage to physical violence, are chalked up to far-right groups. In the first nine months of 2017, authorities recorded 211 xenophobic attacks — far fewer than the 1,031 recorded in 2015, but still dramatically higher than attacks against refugees before the crisis.

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