Disappointed with conditions in Europe, many refugees have decided to risk their lives and go back to where they came from. Europe had seemed like the promised land, but life has proven difficult for refugees.
Germany is hoping more Iraqi refugees will return home with the assistance of a massive aid package. But a senior minister has traveled to Iraq to ask for something in return.
Syrians granted limited asylum but denied the right to fetch relatives are departing Germany for Turkey by using smugglers, say German media. The cases, if confirmed, bizarrely reverse the "Balkan route" drama of 2015.
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.
Refugees continue to cross the Balkan route into Europe that the EU-Turkey deal was meant to cut off. Smugglers show the way. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Chios, Thessaloniki, Belgrade and Sid.
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