Sabria Khalaf had fled her home in Syria seven months ago with her son Kenan, travelling to Turkey and then on to Greece, the DPA news agency reported.
107-year-old Syrian refugee (Photo: AP)
Khalaf was greeted by about 20 members of her family, including grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her 33-day-old great-great-granddaughter, according to dpa.
Under European Union rules refugees have to apply for asylum in the first member state they reach, putting a heavy burden on Mediterranean nations like Greece, where Khalaf had spent the last two months.
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A spokesman for the Office for Migrants and Refugees, Christoph Sander, said a decision was made to expedite Khalaf's transfer to Germany on humanitarian grounds.
The move followed an article about Khalaf, a member of Syria's Kurdish minority, in Munich daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung earlier this month. The report caught the attention of a lawmaker who urged German President Joachim Gauck to intervene on her behalf and expedite the bureaucratic process, dpa reported.
107-year-old reunites with her family (Photo: AFP)
Germany has committed to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees, the highest number of any European country.
According to the United Nations, some two million Syrians have sought refuge abroad -- mostly in neighboring countries -- since the conflict began three years ago. That number could double by the end of the year, the global body has warned.