East German refugee eligible for compensation over dramatic escape
27 July 2019 | 11:28 am
An East German refugee had applied for compensation after being traumatized during a hair-raising escape. He was trapped on a barbed wire fence when border guards found him.
18 Jan 2022
Turkey is home to more refugees than any other country in the world, with more than 3 million Syrians and 300,000 Iraqis. But as the years have gone by, many Turks believe these refugees have overstayed their welcome. Now, as the economic crisis in the country gets worse, attacks have begun to escalate, both rhetorically and physically. Our correspondents Ludovic de Foucaud, Shona Bhattacharyya and Hussein Asad report from Bolu, a city whose mayor wants all foreigners out of Turkey.
5 Feb 2022
We look at reactions from the Brazilian press after the deadly beating of a young Congolese man over back pay at his beachside kiosk job. Also, as the Beijing Winter Games get underway, there's little cheer as drastic Covid-19 restrictions and limited freedom of speech overshadow the opening ceremony. Finally, UK's Royal Mail is investigating after some of its workers got high on weed cookies!
13 Feb 2022
A video doing the rounds on social media shows a boy being arrested in a brutal manner by police in Sweden. The video has been circulated with another explanation for the events by those claiming Swedish authorities are separating refugee children from their parents. We sort the facts from the fiction.
12 Mar 2022
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has praised Poland for its "vital work" in responding to a migration crisis triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
9 Mar 2022
In a crime that shocked Brazil, 24-year-old Congolese refugee Moise Mugenyi Kabagambe was beaten to death in January. The worker at a beach kiosk in Rio de Janeiro had simply asked that his employers pay his overdue wages. His brutal xenophobic killing highlights the deeply rooted racism in Brazilian society. According to the latest Atlas of Violence, in 2019 in Brazil, 77% of homicide victims were Black.
15 Mar 2022
Authorities in Berlin say they are struggling to cope with the massive influx of Ukrainian refugees arriving in the German capital. City officials called on the federal government to help transfer thousands of people to other parts of the country.
18 Mar 2022
German schools want to make sure that Ukrainian refugee children do not lose out on education. But after two years of COVID pandemic the system is already overstretched.
17 Mar 2022
In the three weeks since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, more than 3 million people have been forced to flee their homes to seek refuge abroad. To discuss parallels with previous conflicts, we speak to writer and anthropologist Maggie Paxson.
21 Mar 2022
Bitterly cold temperatures and floods in north-west Syria have worsened the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced persons, destroying their tents, food and belongings in the midst of winter. DW's Birgitta Schülke reports.
25 Mar 2022
The US president met American troops stationed in Poland, before being briefed on aid efforts for Ukrainian refugees. Warsaw is hoping for a bigger NATO commitment in the wake of Russia's invasion of its neighbor.
2 Apr 2022
As the war in Ukraine continues, Europe is facing its fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II. With the majority being women and children, there are growing concerns that they're a target for sex traffickers. Annette Young talks to Céline Schmitt from the UNHCR. Also how women villagers in Niger are being educated about the role they can play in the fight against jihadists.
9 Apr 2022
As more Ukrainians flee the Russian invasion, European governments are trying to meet the initial cost of supporting those refugees. One estimate puts the figure at $30 billion for this year alone. In this special show, we examine how a refugee crisis impacts the economy of host countries. Economist Emmanuelle Auriol from the Toulouse School of Economics shares her insights. We also speak to the founder of SEP, a group that's giving women refugees at the Jerash Camp in Jordan a fresh start through embroidery.
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Humanity seems to be one step closer to the 'holy grail' of carbon-free energy production. For the first time, a fusion experiment has produced more energy than was used to start the process. One day this may create an inexhaustible source of energy.
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Motorcycles with swap batteries and buses with solar panels on their roofs: African innovators have been working on ideas that support the climate, the local population and promote the "Made in Africa" brand.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged a "strong, swift and precise" response following deadly attacks in Jerusalem. The Israeli military also sent more troops into the West Bank.
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The South Asian nation is facing an acute shortage of gas and electricity, and record inflation has put many basic food items out of citizens' reach. But the country's ruling class is caught in a political tug-of-war.
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More than 1 million Ukrainians have settled in Germany since the start of the war. According to a new study, many Ukrainians are actually integrating well and quickly. DW's Emily Gordine met with a young family who came to Germany in March.