In August, Germany made a tremendous show of hospitality when it defied European Union rules and continued to welcome Syrian asylum seekers regardless of their entry point into the political bloc.
Since then, Alex Assali, a Syrian man who lives in Berlin, has been setting up meal stations to feed the country’s homeless in an effort to “give something back to German people.”
See also: The refugees who made it to Germany
Assali told The Huffington Post that he fled Syria in 2007 after posting critical messages about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad online. After spending a few years in Libya, he arrived in Germany in 2014 Read more…