Among those feeling the devastating effects of the Syrian civil war are academic researchers. A German foundation is helping some of them continue the projects they were working on before they were forced to flee.
Syrian war refugees face home losses under a reconstruction decree issued by President Bashar Assad. The Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper says the German Foreign Ministry is fuming over Assad's "perfidious" plan.
In May 1948, Israel declared its independence. Palestinians such as Hafida Khatib refer to this moment as the "Nakba," or "catastrophe." With her family, Hafida fled to Lebanon — a country that has never felt like home.
How do refugee journalists view their new lives in Germany? "Dear Germany" brings you their impressions of the country.
Antonio Skarmeta, author of the global best-seller "The Postman," was also a refugee. When Augusto Pinochet overthrew Socialist President Salvador Allende in Chile, the writer left the country — and landed in Berlin.
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