Whether they're referred to as refugees, asylum-seekers or migrants, for decades people from around the world have looked to make Europe their home.
Conflict and poverty have been among the main drivers of migration around to Germany and Europe as well as other countries around the world. As a result, politicians have debated both how to manage migration and how to help the people in need of protection. This is an automatic collection of DW's content on migration.
Gabriel has said that Germany has a special role in fighting anti-Semitism. While official statistics attribute most such crimes to right-wing extremists, a new study argues anti-Semitism is widespread among refugees.
EU leaders agreed to continue economic sanctions against Russia for another six months. Meeting at a summit in Brussels, the bloc's top politicians also discussed migration and security, revealing national differences.
Thousands of asylum seekers are languishing in migrant camps on the Greek islands after escaping war and violence in their home countries. Amid the misery, a women's home on the island of Lesbos hopes to give refugees psychological support and a rare few hours of peace and quiet.
Aid groups are calling on the Greek government to move thousands of migrants from Aegean island camps to the mainland. They say winter temperatures, severe overcrowding and abysmal living conditions pose huge risks. DW speaks to Human Rights Watch's Greece researcher Eva Cosse.
Up to 700,000 African migrants are trapped in detention camps in Libya, the head of the African Union's commission says. EU and African leaders said they plan to devise "longer-term solutions for the migration issue."