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Syria refugees helped clean flooded German towns

Destroyed buildings and railway tracks are pictured following catastrophic flash floods in Dernau, Germany on 4 August 2021 [Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images]
Destroyed buildings and railway tracks are pictured following catastrophic flash floods in Dernau, Germany on 4 August 2021 [Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images]

Syrian volunteers helped clean up the towns hit by Germany's most devastating floods in 60 years, Reuters reports.

Some 187 people lost their lives in the devastating floods that hit earlier last month.

The country is home to some one million refugees, many of whom are Syrian, who escaped wars and poverty seeking the safety of Germany.

Hundreds of members from the Syrian Volunteers in Germany group rushed to the affected areas in Western Germany to help tackle the disaster, the worst experienced by Germany in over half a century.

"We feel the same as our neighbours do. We have experienced that feeling already and now, we have to feel it again. But at the end of the day, we are here to help and we work hand-in-hand with the Germans in order to repair everything. No matter what, we are here," said Mouaiad Abedelbi, a Syrian volunteer who lives in Ahrweiler and whose flat was destroyed by the floods.

READ: Germany detains Syrian man suspected of grenade attack on civilians at refugee camp near Damascus

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