The Canadian Red Cross says it's sending thousands of cots and blankets to Germany to help the German Red Cross deal with the massive influx of refugees and other migrants.

The Canadian Red Cross said it was sending more than 10,000 cots and a similar number of blankets that the German Red Cross would use at camps and reception centers, where it has been providing assistance.

Canadian Red Cross CEO and President Conrad Suave visited camps in Germany over the past week and said much more aid would be needed.

He said in a statement that "a collaborative approach involving countries, humanitarian actors and the global community is needed to respond to ever-growing needs."