Lower Saxony and Bremen
The town of Sumte wants to host up to 700 refugees from Ukraine
Sumte (dpa/lni) – The small town of Sumte in Lower Saxony is preparing to welcome several hundred refugees from Ukraine. In the village of the Neuhaus municipality, the refugees should also receive medical care and help for everyday life, as the Lüneburg district announced on Friday. “The houses in Sumte offer space and peace,” said Mayor Andreas Gehrke (CDU) according to the announcement. “The Sumte people coped well with this situation in 2015. I am sure that the good cooperation will succeed this time as well.” In 2015, the town of Sumte, with a population of 100, made headlines for hosting 750 refugees.
As of Monday (March 21) the first 200 places for refugees in Sumte must be prepared. Later, up to 700 people could live in the city, until they have found an apartment in the district. The district has rented buildings for the reception of people from Ukraine.