It is estimated that ten percent of refugees who arrive in Germany are so traumatized by what they have seen and lived through that they require urgent psychotherapy. Many find help with Jihad Alabdullah, a Syrian psychiatrist living in Berlin.
Almost one-third of all refugees in Germany are women. However, they receive little attention in the debate on integration, which makes settling into the country all the more difficult.
Anxieties that some Syrian refugees in Germany have ties to radical organizations have surfaced in recent years. A German court sentenced one asylum-seeker for crimes committed in Syria.
Two refugees in Germany have been convicted on terrorism related charges for fighting alongside rebels in Syria. It is the first such process in Bavaria against former Syrian rebels.
The legal basis for Angela Merkel's 2015 decision to open borders to a group of refugees hasn't been clarified, the Bundestag has concluded. The report is a minor disturbance in the chancellor's serene re-election bid.
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