A conference hosted by the UN refugee agency gets underway in Geneva. The focus is on those displaced by the war in Syria. The UN estimates that 450.000 people are highly vulnerable and will need to be resettled in the next two years.
Alexander Gauland, the top candidate for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany, has told DW there should be a clear path for repatriating migrants. Accepting refugees is not in Germany's interest, he said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged extra money for the world's top refugee and migrant advocates. While far fewer asylum seekers are now reaching Germany, new fronts in Europe's migration crisis are opening.
July 28 is Refugee Convention Day. This key legal document protecting refugees was drawn up in 1951 in the wake of the Second World War. Ratified by 144 countries, it sets out refugee rights under international law.
A partial ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia appears to have held in southwestern Syria. Government and opposition delegations holding a seventh round of UN-sponsored talks in Geneva.
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