Even in Mali in West Africa, several thousand are waiting to make the onward journey to Europe. They go to Gao in the north of the country to find traffickers who will smuggle through the dangerous desert to the Mediterranean coasts.
More than 1 million people fleeing South Sudan's civil war have sought refuge in Uganda, according to the United Nations. Uganda has called for help with housing and feeding the newcomers.
Germany's Bundeswehr has supported a UN mission in Mali for nearly four years. DW takes a look at what it does there and the mission's role within Germany's larger Africa and Sahel strategy.
Every seventh refugee arriving in Italy is a minor. Many arrive on their own and are severely traumatized. Their care is a major challenge for authorities. Doris Pundy reports from Sicily.
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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