The center is located inside of what used to be a warehouse. It is hidden
between other buildings of its kind on a long, quiet road on which cars
occasionally drive by. While some of the buildings are still functioning stores, this
one has been transformed by the German Red Cross into a home for many people
who have left their native countries in search of a new life in Germany.
Chelozai lives in the center with her family while she waits for a safer, more
permanent housing situation, but like many of the others who have made a long a
perilous journey, her and her family's future in Germany is still very much unclear.
In January and February of this year, more than 120,000 refugees applied for
asylum status in Germany, which is almost twice as many as in January and
February of 2015.