Some 300 African refugees live semi-legally in Hamburg. Many are homeless. Hamburg city officials want them out, but residents are calling for a better solution.
The far-right Identitarian youth movement has called on its members to become guardians for underage refugees. The provocative action has been condemned by German authorities.
In a bold move, the Netherlands have declared Eritrea's charge d'affaires "persona non grata." Eritrea has been enforcing a tax on expatriates amounting to 2 percent of their earnings, according to Dutch officials.
Pope Francis has called hostility aimed at migrants and refugees a sin, urging communities not to yield to fear of the other. The pontiff delivered his message at a special Mass for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.
The Hamburg archdiocese is planning to close eight of the 21 Catholic schools it runs in the northern German port city in an attempt to stop itself from falling further into debt. The news has shocked local parents.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version