A refugee child walks on the stairway in a refugee housing in Waltrop, western Germany, painted with a swastika graffiti and a writing "get out dogs", Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Unknown persons sprayed extremist anti refugee graffities on and in several refugee homes in the city the night before. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

German Political Crisis Over ‘Inhumane’ Refugee Prisons

The way Germany has dealt with the massive influx of asylum seekers and its decision to close its borders and set up transit zones – effectively throwing out the Schengen agreement – has caused a major political crisis which threatens to split the governing coalition.