More than a quarter of a million people have been forced to flee severe unrest in Burundi in recent months, and their number is set to rise. But in a world of humanitarian crises, their stories go largely unheard.
Luigi Di Maio, Italy's deputy prime minister, blamed France for causing people in Africa to migrate to Europe. Italy's new government has frequently clashed with France on migration and foreign policy.
The Bavarian state government has claimed that its new special border police forces makes Germany safer. The stats show successes in catching drug dealers – but that it has made little difference for illegal immigration.
Greece's "enormous contribution" in handling migration has been extolled by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Ending her two-day visit to Athens, she said the 28-member EU must do more to protect its external border.
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