This was the note that greeted refugees when they arrived in Vienna

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Monday 07 September 2015 10:00

In recent days the world's attention has been on thousands of refugees arriving in Germany and Austria.

People who have fled violence in their homeland and faced an arduous journey into Europe have been welcomed by volunteers and officials handing out food, supplies and stuffed toys for children.

The Independent reports that some refugees have been overwhelmed by the reception they've received in these countries.

The below picture was taken by Nikolaus von Schillinger at Vienna West Train Station. We think everyone should read it, especially the last line.


We have prepared for supporting you during your stay and as you continue your journey.

Members of the Austria Federal Railways, Caritas [Christian charity], the Vienna paramedics and the police are here at the railway station to meet you.

You can recognise all members of the assistance team by their special clothing. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask them.

Many Viennese are supporting us as we distribute food and water to you. Interpreters (translators) are available. Any medical assistance you may need can be provided on site.

We are doing our very best to organise assistance.

You are safe.

The City of Vienna.

You are safe.

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