Germany. Volunteers in a small German town are tirelessly supporting refugees and asylum-seekers in re-building their lives and overcoming past traumas. In turn, they say the newcomers have made life more interesting.

Germany, Neu Wulmstorf, Lower Saxony, April 29, 2017, Specific to breakfast meet up: This monthly meet-up in Neu Wulmstorf, a small municipality in northern Germany, is a welcome opportunity for some of the town’s 300 refugees and asylum-seekers to mix with locals. And for the community’s dedicated army of volunteers, the benefits go both ways.

The refugees are an asset,” said Cornelia Meyer, 44, co-founder of refugee support network responsible for the meet-up. “Since we founded this network and the refugees came, I’ve felt a lot better about living here.

Here: Cornelia Meyer, 44, talks to Mustafa Rmo, 37, from Syria