Whether they're referred to as refugees, asylum-seekers or migrants, for decades people from around the world have looked to make Europe their home.
Conflict and poverty have been among the main drivers of migration to Germany and Europe as well as other countries around the world. As a result, politicians have debated both how to manage migration and how to help the people in need of protection. This is an automatic collection of DW's content on migration.
Medical doctors are in high demand and many leave their home countries for better jobs and more pay abroad. That's a dilemma many countries in Africa are facing, including Ghana, where many doctors take off once they have completed their medical degree. The problem is even worse in the countryside. But trying to fix the issue is often met with resistance, as Moritz Pompl discovered.
Germany is desperately trying to attract skilled workers from abroad. At the same time, it is trying to keep out asylum-seekers. How much room does Germany have for immigrants? Our guests: Ana María Álvarez Monge (Migration Hub), Zafer Şenocak (Writer), Malte Lehming (Tagesspiegel)
The opera season has just begun at Teatro Massimo in Sicily's capital, Palermo. Among those on stage for the opening performance was the theater's "rainbow chorus" — made up of children from immigrant families. Reporter Dany Mitzman went backstage to meet some of the singers, and to hear how music is bringing the city's different communities together.
Amnesty International has awarded its human rights prize to the luventa10, crew members of a sea rescue ship that saved refugees stranded at sea. The activists currently face human trafficking charges in Italy.
East Africa is dealing with the worst locust infestation in decades. No one knows why millions of fruit bats descend on one particular spot in Zambia every year — but they are actually helping our environment. We also hear how South Africa's Black Mambas are keeping rhinos safe by stopping the invasion of poachers.
Between October and December, the skies above the Kasanka National Park in northern Zambia are taken over by swarms of fruit bats. Around ten million of the animals descend on a small patch of forest in the park, in what is thought to be the largest migration of a mammalian species. It's a journey that's still a mystery to scientists. A German research team has been studying the population.