People from around the world flee their homes in search of safety across international borders. Upon reaching safety, they often apply for asylum to receive the protection that comes with refugee status.
International law calls refugees people who have left their homes out of a well-founded fear for their lives, well-being or freedom because of violence or conflict. Fear of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, or membership in a particular group are also considered valid grounds for people to seek refuge in foreign countries. This is an automatically generated compilation of DW's content on refugees.
A group of descendants of Jewish refugees who fled the Nazi regime during the Holocaust are challenging the German government's rejection of their applications to restore their German citizenship. Keith Walker speaks with Nick Courtman, a PhD researcher in the German department at the University of Cambridge, who has been campaigning against the current situation.
In 2016, Edafe Okporo fled to the US from his native Nigeria to escape persecution for being gay, only to find himself behind bars. Now he's running New York's only homeless shelter for refugees, and is trying to help other migrants avoid being locked up.
Descendants of Jewish escapees from the Nazis have been denied German citizenship, despite constitutional guarantees of their right to it. Individuals in the UK are considering a legal case against the German government.
A German court sentenced 22-year-old Iraqi national Ali B. to life in prison for raping and killing a 14-year-old girl in Mainz. The man had admitted to murder but insisted that he and the girl had consensual sex.