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Bayern sets up training camp for refugee kids, commits $1.1 million towards EU migrant crisis

  • FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2014 file photo Dortmund supporters hold a banner prior the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between BvB Borussia Dortmund  and Hannover 96 in Dortmund, Germany. Traditional rivalries are being set aside for common cause as German football clubs and fans show their support across the country’s stadiums for refugees fleeing war and poverty. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)

    FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2014 file photo Dortmund supporters hold a banner prior the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between BvB Borussia Dortmund and Hannover 96 in Dortmund, Germany. Traditional rivalries are being set aside for common cause as German football clubs and fans show their support across the country‚Äôs stadiums for refugees fleeing war and poverty. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants  wait in front of the Office  for Health and Social Affairs for their registration  in Berlin, Germany,  Thursday Sept. 3, 3015. ( Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)

    Migrants wait in front of the Office for Health and Social Affairs for their registration in Berlin, Germany, Thursday Sept. 3, 3015. ( Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants  wait in front of the Office  for Health and Social Affairs for their registration  in Berlin, Germany,  Thursday Sept. 3, 3015. ( Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)

    Migrants wait in front of the Office for Health and Social Affairs for their registration in Berlin, Germany, Thursday Sept. 3, 3015. ( Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Bayern Munich is to create a training camp for refugee children and adolescents while donating a further 1 million euros ($1.1 million) toward refugee projects in response to the European migrant crisis.

The Bundesliga club says youths attending the camp will be provided with German lessons, meals and football equipment.

Bayern players will walk out for their next home game, Sept. 12 against Augsburg, holding hands with a German child on one side and a refugee child on the other "as a symbol for the integration of refugees."

More than 2,000 migrants arrived by train in Munich on Tuesday, when police said they were "overwhelmed" by donations from residents.

Some 800,000 migrants are expected to arrive in Germany this year, a fourfold increase on last year.