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  • Warm food for free in the Vesperkirche
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    Warm food for free in the Vesperkirche

    People who are poor and in need can now collect warm food for free in Tübingen on five days each week. Religious institutions offer this help as replacement for the “Vesperkirche” until the end of March 2021. The food is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the TOS-Gemeinde (Kronenstraße 9), on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Eberhardskirche (Eugenstraße...
  • Corona is preventing deportation to Afghanistan
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    Corona is preventing deportation to Afghanistan

    Single, healthy and employable adult men can currently not be deported to Afghanistan. This was decided by the Higher Administrative Court (VGH) in Mannheim. The reason for the deportation ban is the fact that through the corona pandemic, the economic situation has worsened significantly. The deported man could probably not “satisfy his most basic needs, such as food, shelter and hygiene, by legal means,” states the VGH in a press...
  • Rottenburger Tafel is closed until February
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    Rottenburger Tafel is closed until February

    The Rottenburger Tafel is closied until January 31, according to its homepage. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it cannot expose its employees to “such a high risk of infection”. Many people from the team belong to at-risk groups. The Leins bakery previously donated unsold baked goods to the Tafel. Now it offers Tafel customers the chance to pick up goods from the previous day. To do so, Tafel customers must...
  • Civilian deployment of the Bundeswehr
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    Civilian deployment of the Bundeswehr

    Soldiers are usually not very visible to the public in Germany. However, they are currently taking on various civilian tasks in Germany during the pandemic. What is the legal basis for this? When is the Bundeswehr allowed to take on tasks inside the country at all? In Germany, the tasks of the military and the police are strictly separated and laid down in the Basic Law. However, according to the...
  • Winter road clearance in Tübingen
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    Winter road clearance in Tübingen

    The city of Tübingen clears public roads during the winter season based on the need and urgency. However, private and business households are obliged to clear the sidewalks themselves. In case of slippery snow and ice, grit must be put down. This applies to all paths and areas with public pedestrian traffic adjacent to the property. In most cases, tenants and leaseholders must fulfill this obligation, not homeowners. More precise...
  • Corona-vaccination-center Tübingen: homepage about vaccination
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    Corona-vaccination-center Tübingen: homepage about vaccination

    On January 4th, 2021, the vaccination-center in Tübingen is supposed to start vaccinating against the corona-virus. As there is a shortage of the vaccine, only certain groups can get vaccinated for now. The vaccination-center is in the Paul-Horn-Arena. For information about it, the administrative district office Tübingen has launched a homepage. On it, there are information and documents to download. It also informs about who can get vaccinated at the...
  • Tafel Tübingen and Rottenburg are taking a break
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    Tafel Tübingen and Rottenburg are taking a break

    The Tübingen Tafel is taking a break from December 21st to January 8th of the new year. The Tafel in Rottenburg is also taking a break with immediate effect and will reopen on January 7th. This will allow those working there to take a break for the holidays and the new year. However, the Christmas break in Rottenburg began three days earlier than usual this year due to the pandemic...
  • Online consultation for women experiencing violence
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    Online consultation for women experiencing violence

    November 25th is the international day for the elimination of violence against women. On this day, the Tübingen society “Frauen helfen Frauen” (Women help Women”) started its new offer. The project “Iain” is an online consultation for women who experience and suffer violence. Women from the entire district of Tübingen can privately and anonymously get in contact through the website, www.frauen-helfen-frauen-tuebingen.de, by clicking on “Iain/Online-Beratung”. One can either write an...
  • No list of “conspicuous” refugees in Tübingen
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    No list of “conspicuous” refugees in Tübingen

    The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Baden-Württemberg has prohibited the city of Tübingen from using police data for a list of “conspicuous” asylum seekers. This is the result of a press release issued by the data protection commissioner on October 5th. The Data Protection Commissioner has issued a formal prohibition order on the matter. The city of Tübingen had included the data of asylum seekers...
  • Administrative issues? – Call 115!
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    Administrative issues? – Call 115!

    How do I apply for a child passport? Am I entitled to money to support caring for others? These and many other questions arise when something changes in life and you must submit documents or applications to the authorities. It is often very time-consuming to find the right information about procedures and deadlines as well as legal claims on the Internet. That is why there is the public helpline number:...
  • tünews nominated for the Integration Award
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    tünews nominated for the Integration Award

    It's going to be exciting: On Monday, October 5th, the tünews INTERNATIONAL team will find out whether they will win the National Integration Award of the German Chancellor. Ten projects from all over Germany have been nominated. The award ceremony begins at 3 p.m. in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. Due to Corona, only 37 people will be present at the event – in addition to Chancellor Angela Merkel, Annette...
  • Germany, the immigration country:  Migrants underrepresented in better paid jobs
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    Germany, the immigration country: Migrants underrepresented in better paid jobs

    By Ute Kaiser More than every third person in Baden-Württemberg has a migration background. According to the State Statistical Office, this meant about 3.7 million people or 33.8 percent of the state’s population last year. In Baden-Württemberg, their proportion was above the nationwide average. There, 21.2 million people (26.0 percent of the population) had a migration background the previous year. This is an increase of 2.1 percent, however, according to...
  • Tübingen for democracy, tolerance and cosmopolitanism
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    Tübingen for democracy, tolerance and cosmopolitanism

    The municipal council of the university town of Tübingen unanimously passed a resolution on July 2nd, 2020, which deals with the values ​​for which Tübingen stands. The resolution says that the city is a cosmopolitan and tolerant city, where people of many nationalities, cultures and religions are at home. “Together we stand for an open urban society that is based on humanity, tolerance, democracy, cultural diversity and solidarity”, emphasize the...
  • Malina receives human rights award
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    Malina receives human rights award

    The award arrived per post due to the Corona pandemic. The Tübingen Human Rights Week Association awarded the Tübingen Human Rights Award 2020 to Ruben Malina from the Asylum Center Tübingen. The social worker is the fourth award winner. The jury recognized his commitment. Whether in the Café International, the football project “Bolz am Bach” or in the streetwork project “PASST!”, Malina gives his best everywhere. The Asylum Center sees...
  • Almost 80 million people fled in 2019
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    Almost 80 million people fled in 2019

    More and more people are leaving their homes because of wars or economic collapses. Almost 80 million people worldwide were displaced in 2019. That is about one percent of the entire world population. The number of refugees and displaced persons has almost doubled in the past ten years. Around 40 percent of the refugees in 2019 were children under the age of 18, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR...
  • Secret Service prisons in Syria: The Shell
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    Secret Service prisons in Syria: The Shell

    Some consider the novel "The Shell" to be the most important book for understanding Syria. It was published in German in 2019. The author, Mustafa Khalifa, describes his experiences of imprisonment in prisons of the Syrian secret services in the literary form of diary entries. He himself spent 12 years of his life in these prisons, four of them in the infamous desert prison of Tadmor. About 10,000 prisoners are...
  • Corona: Situation in Nigeria
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    Corona: Situation in Nigeria

    By Bright Edosa Igbinovia Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abuja is leading the struggle against the Corona virus. The government of Nigeria has drawn consequences from the crisis of Ebola from 2014 and has improved their health care. The first confirmed case of the pandemic of “Coronavirus disease 2019” (Covid-19) in Nigeria was announced on the 27th February 2020....
  • Amnesty: Targeted attacks on schools and clinics in Syria
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    Amnesty: Targeted attacks on schools and clinics in Syria

    The human rights organization Amnesty International accuses Syrian and Russian troops of war crimes. They had targeted hospitals and schools in the northwest of the country, between May 2019 and February 2020. Amnesty wrote in the recently published report of at least 18 attacks, including two with barrel bombs. The report is based on more than 70 interviews with eyewitnesses, doctors, teachers, but also employees of the United Nations. Researchers...
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