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.”

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…

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