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.
Afghan asylum seekers in Germany often narrate terrifying accounts of the circumstances that led to their departure from their home country. But can these stories provide a legal basis for their stay in Germany?
Pakistan has given millions of Afghan refugees in the country until the end of this month to return to their homeland. But refugees say the short deadline and no prospects for the future make their return difficult.
Bakery Jatta arrived in Germany as a teenager seeking “a fair chance". Fast forward two years and he's playing for Hamburg in the Nordderby. His story shows that believing in refugees pays off, writes DW's Felix Tamsut.
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