Migrants pray during the first day of Ramadan at a state-run camp for refugees and migrants in Schisto, near Athens, Greece June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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As Ramadan began in Germany Monday, Syrian asylum-seeker Khairallah Swaid said he would pray for a reunion with his wife, who is stranded at a camp in Greece, and crave his mother's makloubeh, a meat and rice dish served during the fasting month. The holy month that began this year on June 6 revolves around daily fasts from sunrise to sunset, and then favorite meals with family and friends during the night hours.Many shelters in Berlin are hosting Ramadan for the first time and some are trying to ensure a pleasant dining experience.With the June sun rising earlier and setting later in Europe, it can be two to three hours longer for migrants than for those back home.About half of the 300 residents observe Ramadan.Mohammad, who came with his family of five to Sweden nine months ago and is now waiting for an interview with the Migration Agency, is not impressed with the food in the home.Mahdieh, whose family fled Afghanistan's Logar province because they were threatened by the Taliban, remembers Ramadan at home as a time when families would get together to talk, laugh and be happy.
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