In 1999 Zohre Esmaeli and her family had to leave their native Afghanistan behind and came to Germany. Here she was discovered as a model, but her career came at a price: her family severed all ties with Zohre.
Berlin-based Afghan model Zohre Esmaeli initiated a project two years ago aimed at bringing immigrants and Germans together, and promoting understanding of each other's cultures. DW spoke to the model about her project.
When hundreds of refugees camped out in Athens in 2015, the women's organization Melissa Network found itself at the forefront of the crisis. It has grown to become a thriving space for the empowerment of refugee women.
A concert by female singer Aryana Sayeed commemorating Afghanistan's Independence Day stirred a controversy in the war-torn country. The event was eventually cancelled allegedly due to pressure from religious clerics.
Two years ago, tens of thousands of refugees crossed the Austrian border into Germany. DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda traveled to the border region and asked if the newcomers feel welcome today.
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