Jihad on the Mediterranean? 'I Heard Their Screams, and Then They Were Gone'

Jihad on the Mediterranean? 'I Heard Their Screams, and Then They Were Gone'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 11, 2018

Seven Muslim refugees from Africa were recently convicted in Italy of throwing Christians from a dinghy on the journey across the Mediterranean. Prosecutors say it was a crime of faith. But was it? By Fiona Ehlers more...

Europe at Its Ugliest: The Refugee Scandal on the Island of Lesbos

Europe at Its Ugliest: The Refugee Scandal on the Island of Lesbos

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 24, 2017

As winter arrives, the situation on the Greek island of Lesbos is unsustainable. Conditions at the refugee camps are horrific and island residents are tired of being left in the lurch by Athens and the EU. A visit to ground zero of European ignominy. By Giorgos Christides and Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]


International Law: The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

International Law: The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 28, 2017

Around the world, migrants are locked up in camps, abused and often driven to the brink of starvation. Many die as a result. These crimes should finally be punished, by the International Criminal Court. A Guest Editorial by Ioannis Kalpouzos and Itamar Mann more... Comment ]

Islamic State on the Ropes: Two Paths Cross in the Ruins of Raqqa

Islamic State on the Ropes: Two Paths Cross in the Ruins of Raqqa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 20, 2017

When Islamic State conquered Raqqa in 2014, Fadi al-Hadi fled to Germany while Nadja Ramadan abandoned her life near Frankfurt to marry an Islamist in the IS stronghold. Now that the city is about to get liberated, the two are trying to retrace their steps. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]


Open Borders: Uganda Is the Most Refugee-Friendly Country in the World

Open Borders: Uganda Is the Most Refugee-Friendly Country in the World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2017

Upon arrival in Uganda, refugees receive a work permit, 900 square meters of land and permission to remain forever. How is the small country in the middle of Africa able to do it? By Christoph Titz and Maria Feck (Photos) in Arua, Uganda more... Comment ]

Where Dreams Come to Die: Migrant Path in Europe Ends at Brenner Pass

Where Dreams Come to Die: Migrant Path in Europe Ends at Brenner Pass

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 07, 2017

Migrants who make it across the Mediterranean to Italy dream of continuing on to northern Europe. Most, though, are unable to make it past the Brenner Pass. A visit to Europe's waiting room. By Fiona Ehlers more... Comment ]


Stemming the Flow: Why Europe's Migrant Strategy Is an Illusion

Stemming the Flow: Why Europe's Migrant Strategy Is an Illusion

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2017

Europe hopes that the fates of African migrants will soon be decided at facilities in Chad or Niger. It is a wonderful idea, but also a misleading illusion. In truth, Europe's primary focus is on shutting down the Mediterranean route. By Mirco Keilberth, Peter Müller and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Left Behind: Tougher German Rules Leave Refugee Families in the Lurch

Left Behind: Tougher German Rules Leave Refugee Families in the Lurch

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2017

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed hundreds of thousands of men into the country, many of the refugees believed they would be able to bring their families later. Now the rules have changed, and countless women and children are trapped in perilous situations. By Katrin Elger and Asia Haidar more... Comment ]


Hell on Earth: Libyan Camps for Refugees Are Not the Answer

Hell on Earth: Libyan Camps for Refugees Are Not the Answer

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 16, 2017

There are many who would like to see migrants sheltered in reception camps in Libya. But a recent report compiled by European Union diplomats who visited the country reveals that the idea is completely unworkable. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'Everything is Fine': A Syrian Family's Quest to Become German

'Everything is Fine': A Syrian Family's Quest to Become German

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 09, 2017

The Muatis are one of hundreds of thousands of refugee families who have come to Germany from Syria since the war broke out. They desperately want to fit in and contribute to society, but even as the children relish their newfound freedoms, the parents worry about their future. By Claas Relotius more... Comment ]