Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Politikstube:
For the well-being of the guests —
Stuttgart: Refugee workers demand free internet in accommodations
Refugee helpers complain about desolate internet connections in the Stuttgart accommodations, which is why the city must provide free and stable reception, also in view of the corona pandemic.
How terrible and inhumane, first the “people seeking protection” had to take on the strains of the long escape route, possibly also overcome the Mediterranean or the Balkan route, fight their way through crisis areas such as Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain or France, exhausted and with full expectations finally arrived in the land of milk and honey, a tragic emergency now occurs unexpectedly: poor internet connection.
It is no wonder that the refugee helpers express their displeasure, demand a welcoming culture and want to push through the guests’ demands.
With this mentality in high supply, it is almost surprising that no one has complained about the weather.
The city should provide efficient and free WiFi in the refugee accommodation — this is what representatives of the Stuttgart Circle of Friends, the AK Asylum and asylum pastor Joachim Schlecht demand in a current letter to Social Mayor Alexandra Sussmann, which was also sent to the parliamentary groups.
“The inadequacy of WiFi has become more severe in recent months during the Corona restrictions,” complain the refugee helpers.
The letter refers to a survey with feedback from 14 accommodations.
There, Internet access is often financed through donations; there are only makeshift remedies.
The possibility of setting up an Internet contract yourself with a router in your room is forbidden in the accommodations.
The reception is often only stable in the social workers’ room. For the retrieval of homework and homework help, for online language courses or contact with a lawyer, “these weak emergency solutions are not suitable,” emphasize the refugee helpers.
To make matters worse, for reasons of infection protection, several people are no longer allowed to be at the receiving locations at the same time.
Thus the requirement: good reception in every room.