When Danish entrepreneur Salam Aldeen saw images of three-year-old Alan Kurdi lying dead on a beach, he was moved to save as many people fleeing Syria as he could. Now he is on trial for people smuggling. Could the charges be politically motivated?
Angela Merkel is to meet with leaders in Jordan and Lebanon. The two countries have the world's highest per capita percentage of refugees — an issue expected to be a central theme of the German chancellor's trip.
Angelina Jolie has said funding received by the UN refugee agency to help Syrian refugees has fallen sharply. The Hollywood star was visiting the Domiz Camp in Iraq, home to 33,000 refugees displaced by the Syrian war.
One person was displaced every two seconds in 2017, the newest UN refugee agency figures show. New displacements came from crises in Myanmar, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Syria, in particular.
In many EU countries, right-wing populists are benefiting from the unsolved migration problems. A European solution is becoming increasingly difficult, and countries are starting to go it alone.
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