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Bayern Munich to set up training camps for refugees

London: Extending a helping hand to refugees, German champions Bayern Munich on Thursday have pledged to donate one million euros and also said that they will set up a training camp for those coming into Munich.

Germany came under limelight as thousands of refugees, especially from Syria have crossed into the country through Hungary and Austria and is expected to receive 800,000 asylum seekers this year, the Guardian reported.

Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement that the club see it as its social responsibility to help those fleeing and suffering children, women and men, to support them and accompany them in Germany.

The Bundesliga Champions is planning to set up the training camp for children, in addition to providing meals and German language classes.

Bayern’s home game against Augsburg on 12 September will see the players enter the Allianz Arena by ‘holding the hand of a German child and a refugee’s child’. (ANI)