Thousands of people fleeing conflict and persecution have been detained by Libyan authorities. The UN refugee agency's chief has called for them to be freed as the agency boosts its presence in the North African country.
A vast gulf lies between the perks of living in Germany and the sometimes horrifying bureaucratic experience of getting there. DW's Elizabeth Schumacher looks at some immigrants' stories - and recalls her own.
More than 2,100 people have been rescued in the Mediterranean and are heading to Italy. Warmer weather has encouraged even more human traffickers in Libya to launch unseaworthy boats packed with migrants toward Europe.
Germany and Italy have reportedly demanded an EU mission along Libya’s southern desert border to stop migrants trying to reach Europe. Both countries said current efforts to stop human smuggling are not working.
The UNHCR has defended charity groups rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean as they come under criticism in Italy. It also reported on a dire situation for children in South Sudan.
Applying for asylum can be a long, complicated process. DW tells what you need to do.
The chance of getting political asylum in Germany also depends on the country you're from.
You've arrived in Germany - now where can you live? At first you don't have much choice, since you are placed in a state home for refugees. Later, you can look for a place yourself. Here are the details.
Asylum seekers can apply for a job once in Germany, but only after they have waited the right period of time and if they fulfill certain requirements.
Once you've made it to Germany, you can see a doctor - initially only for emergencies, though. Later, health insurance will cover the basics. Learn more about the German health care system here.
One thing that refugees have plenty of when they first arrive in Germany is free time. So, how do you use the time effectively and positively? We've put together a list of things to do.
The number of refugee children traveling alone has increased fivefold since 2010, UNICEF has said. The UN body warned that the alarming trend has forced many young refugees and migrants into prostitution and slavery.
The Al Zahars settled in Ottawa after the local Jewish community offered to cover all their costs. One year later, the Muslim Syrian family shares a close bond of friendship with their sponsors.
"InfoMigrants" is an online project offering information for refugees and migrants. Financed by the EU, the project is a cooperation between Deutsche Welle, France Médias Monde and Italian news agency ANSA.
Brazil's Defense Minister has said the country is making contingency plans for a possible influx of Venezuelan migrants. Tens of thousands of refugees are believed to be living already in the border state of Roraima.
You are a refugee and have just arrived in Germany? You probably have a lot of questions. But don't worry, we can help!
SeaWatch has rescued 20,000 people last year. But they say it’s often very tricky to find the boats with refugees that need the most urgent help and to know which rescue boat is closest to them. That’s why they developed an app
Learn the language with DW
Important topics in a nutshell. Thirty-eight tips for understanding Germany and the Germans.
Trying to pick up a new language can take a long time and be pretty frustrating. To help make learning German easier, we've put together a list of handy hints.
Germans know that food and drink are good for the soul. They like to eat well, and they have plenty of choices. DW's Matthias von Hein sums up some important facts about food and drink in Germany.
Workforces in many German companies are changing, and the buzzword is 'diversity management'. It doesn’t focus just on the social aspects of the issue, but also a company’s prospects.
Austrian lawmakers have approved a bill that outlaws wearing a full-face veil in public. The new legislation also establishes mandatory integration courses, and prompts asylum seekers to do unpaid public work.
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