Students in Berlin came up with an idea for a special cookbook: It features the personal stories of asylum seekers and recipes from their homelands. Profits from sales go to the aid organization Pro Asyl.
Asylum seekers often need translators to convey their situation honestly. But the reality is different. Many refugees bear the brunt of untrained or even untrustworthy interpreters who jeopardize their asylum requests.
Papua New Guinea police have moved in on the shuttered Australian-run Manus detention camp in an attempt to force hundreds of asylum seekers occupying it to leave. The camp long symbolized Canberra's strict asylum laws.
Authorities have cut off water, power and food to the camp for Australia's unwanted refugees, but many refuse to leave. They have been given until Monday to vacate the barricaded camp.
Most of the refugees arriving in Melilla, a Spanish exclave in Northern Africa, are Syrians, Yemenis and Algerians. But no blacks apply for asylum at the border. Why is that? Santiago Saez reports from Melilla.
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