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Germany opens refugee ‘anchor centres’ amid criticism

Critics say move to hold asylum seekers in centres until their right to stay is determined further isolates the refugees.

Germany has begun opening so-called “anchor centres”, where refugees can stay while they seek asylum.

Government ministers say the shelters can speed up asylum applications, but critics say the move further isolates the refugees.

Al Jazeera’s Dominic Kane reports from one of the new centres in Bavaria.