What causes people to make the long and often difficult journey to Europe? Unemployment, inequality and high expectations from family and friends are just some of the reasons.
Benin City in Nigeria's south is a hub for illegal migration in West Africa. That's why Deutsche Welle, within the framework of its 77 Percent youth project, held a town hall debate. DW's Maja Braun sums up the event.
Stuck at the border for three weeks, a handful of the 6,000 migrants in the caravan are fasting in protest. They want to put pressure on US and Mexican authorities to allow them to apply for asylum.
The Trump administration has signed an order that would effectively ban migrants who illegally cross the US-Mexico border from qualifying for asylum. The move comes as thousands of migrants are making their way north.
The Czechs join Hungary, Bulgaria and Austria in rejecting a UN migration pact, with more EU states expected not to join. Opponets say the pact doesn't distinguish between economic migrants and asylum-seekers.
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