Unions, churches, employers' associations, charities and other groups in Germany have formed a broad alliance to counteract xenophobia and promote a more humane refugee policy. The alliance calls for an objective debate and a focus on solutions.
The German government has committed to accepting refugees under a program to resettle people considered particularly vulnerable. Controls of Germany's border to Austria look set to be extended for another six months.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas witnessed the suffering of refugees up close on his trip to Jordan. He's vowed to offer more help, but, DW's Michaela Küfner reports, Berlin has wider strategic interests to maintain.
The issue of migration is deepening the rift between east and west in the EU. But for a long time now, more fundamental issues such as legal integrity and solidarity have been at stake, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
In a surprise move, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrapped a deal with UN refugee agency UNHCR that would have seen thousands of African migrants relocated, while others would have stayed in Israel.
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