Human Rights

German city sets up ‘warming centers’ for those who can’t afford heating

The centers aim to help those having a hard time heating their homes, Osnabruck's first city councilor, Wolfgang Beckermann, told the public broadcasting network NDR on Tuesday.

The warming centers in Osnabruck are available from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays at the youth center Heinz Fitschen Haus and from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays at the Lerchenstrasse Community Center, according to the city administration.

According to calculations by the Federal Statistical Office, energy prices in Germany rose by 35.6% between August 2021 and August 2022.

In August, the inflation rate for heating oil was 111.5% compared to the previous year, with 83.8% for natural gas and 16.6% for electricity, while power plants had to pay 269.1% more for natural gas than in the same month last year.

Source: Anadolu Agency