When Russia invaded Ukraine, the Netherlands granted refugee status to everyone fleeing — regardless of nationality. But that policy is now being argued in court, leaving thousands unsure about their futures.
As part of a new immigration bill, the French government is hoping to fill labour shortages with undocumented migrants by offering them a one-year residency permit. But despite President Emmanuel Macron having promised progress in the first fortnight of July, plans for the bill have been overshadowed by the recent riots, while right-wing politicians still disagree over several aspects of the legislation.
In August 2021, when the US hurriedly pulled out of Afghanistan, it organised an airlift to evacuate those who had worked with NATO forces and found themselves threatened by the Taliban.
Two rescue ships with hundreds of migrants on board are waiting for permission to dock at an Italian port, but the new right-wing government has hardened its stance. A third ship has been allowed to proceed and a fourth allowed to dock, but migrants not deemed vulnerable were prevented from disembarking.
14 Jul 2022
Near the border to Guatemala, the Mexican city of Tapachula is one of the key arrival points for undocumented migrants from Central America traveling north in the hope of reaching the US. DW reporter Aitor Saez met with one family stranded there.
20 Jun 2022
To mark World Refugee Day, we head to Belgium, where several hundred unaccompanied minors are still waiting for a legal guardian. Under Belgian law, all foreign minors arriving into the country unaccompanied by an adult must be assigned a legal guardian in order to register with the authorities. But the country faces a shortage of these profiles and is trying to recruit more to address the shortfall. Our correspondents report.
11 Oct 2021
Czech Republic Milos Zeman has been hospitalized with a condition yet to be made public. Zeman's post is largely ceremonial. However, after Saturday's election, he has the pressing duty of approving the next government.