Tens of thousands of refugees are on the move across Europe. For financial service providers such as Western Union, they're an attractive market. But despite their often high fees, such services are the only way for many refugees to obtain funds.
Billions of dollars in remittances flowed to Africa in 2017. The money could go further if it wasn't more expensive to send money to Africa than anywhere else in the world, a new World Bank study finds.
For many countries in Africa, money transfers from citizens living abroad are an extremely important source of income - sometimes even more so than development aid. But there are drawbacks, says DW's Ludger Schadomsky.
Venezuelan soldiers who want to flee their country must carefully weigh their options. If they return, they face severe penalties, and abroad they have little chance of finding work. Ofelia Harms reports from Ipiales.
Austria's foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, has called for drastic consequences for countries which fail to take back their asylum-seeking citizens. Following the recent Berlin attack, he also called for tighter borders.
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