Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have announced that they will play their part in providing financial, material and practical help to tackle the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe.
Germany are seeing a heavy influx of refugees in recent times, with several men, women and children (mostly from Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan) making their inroads into the European nation via Hungary and Austria. It is expected that atleast 800,000 migrants may seek asylum in Germany by the end of this year.
And, Bayern are looking to provide a helping hand to the city officials and play their part in solving the migrant crisis.
"FC Bayern via its youth section plans to establish a "Training camp" for refugees over the coming weeks. Municipal authorities will assume essential organisational tasks. Kids and youths will train at FC Bayern at intervals to be determined later, take German classes, and be provided with meals and football kit," the club informed in a statement on their website.
The Bavarian giants have announced that they are willing to donate €1m (£729,000) -- the proceeds from a friendly match -- to the refugees support projects, which will be carried out by the government of Bavaria.
"FC Bayern see it as its social responsibility to help those fleeing and suffering children, women and men, to support them and accompany them in Germany," the Bayern chief executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, stated.
Even on the field, the 25-time German champions are keen on shedding some light on the ongoing migrant crisis. The club decided to escort their players into the football pitch with a German child and a refugee child to show their solidarity with the refugees. This will take place in Bayern's next Bundesliga game against FC Augsburg on 12 September at the Allianz Arena.
Not only Bayern, but Borussia Dortmund are also playing their part to show their solidarity with the refugees. The Ruhr giants invited as many as 220 refugees to the Signal Iduna Park during their UEFA Europa League game against Norwegian side Odd last Thursday.
Lots of banners in support of the refugees could be spotted on the day of the match. The club supporters also held a huge banner with the words, "Refugees Welcome", displayed during a game against Hannover, only in October last year.
Meanwhile, the DFB (German Football Association) are also planning a friendly game against a 'Refugees United' side soon.