Many young women from Nigeria dream of a better life in Europe. They cross the Mediterranean with the help of human traffickers. But once in Italy, many end up working as prostitutes. DW has this exclusive report from Florence.
Germany and Austria's interior ministers have accused private initiatives to save refugees in the Mediterranean of intentionally working with people smugglers. The accusation has sparked outrage and may not even be true.
German aid group Sea-Eye has announced it will suspend migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean. The announcement comes a day after Doctors Without Borders (MSF) took a similar decision citing security concerns.
During the G-7 summit in Sicily, Donald Trump showed no interest in the refugee crisis. Now Italy is threatening to close its harbors to NGOs carrying refugees. The political pressure is becoming too great.
Many refugees experience disappointment when they arrive in the EU - or even before they reach European shores. A UN program helps to reintegrate them in their countries of origins - if they choose to return voluntarily.
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