Against the background of closing borders in Europe the issue of a fair and even distribution of refugees among EU member states is highly contentious. Portugal has offered to take in more than its share. However, the welcomed refugees stay away.
Rejected asylum seekers in Germany almost always challenge the decision in court, and around 40 percent of them win. The number of such appeals nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017.
Some 500,000 more people moved to Germany than left in 2016, Germany's statistics office says. The figure is less than half that of the previous year.
From tackling the root causes of migration to fighting human trafficking: The EU has many different goals for its migration policy. On paper they are sold as equal. Financially, they are not, as DW data analysis shows.
The World Food Program director called on the US and other nations to provide financial assistance to Colombia. NGOs have tried to help Venezuelans directly, but President Maduro has repeatedly refused humanitarian aid.
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