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 ]


Deadly Dilemma: EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants

Deadly Dilemma: EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 22, 2017

Summer offers perfect conditions for migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe. Aid organizations are trying to prevent them from drowning, but the EU has partnered with Libya to stop them. By Clemens Höges and Claas Meyer-Heuer more... Comment ]

Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2017

Thousands of young men from North Africa come to Germany every year and many of them, like Samir, fall afoul of the law. Officials would like to accelerate the deportation process, but the criminals aren't welcome back home either. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Desperate in Athens: Unaccompanied Migrant Boys in Greece Turn to Prostitution

Desperate in Athens: Unaccompanied Migrant Boys in Greece Turn to Prostitution

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2017

In Greece, refugees face dire living conditions, limited housing and catastrophically long wait times for their claims. On a square in Athens, unaccompanied boys from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria are increasingly pursuing a last-ditch option for survival: prostitution. By Giorgos Christides more... Comment ]

Integration by the Numbers: Germany's Ongoing Project to Welcome Its Refugees

Integration by the Numbers: Germany's Ongoing Project to Welcome Its Refugees

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 12, 2017

More than 1.2 million refugees came to Germany in 2015 and 2016. Initially, the country greeted them with chaos and poor planning, but the situation has improved. DER SPIEGEL took a closer look at how the project of integration is going. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Deadly Mediterranean Route: EU Seeks to Ward Off New Refugee Crisis

The Deadly Mediterranean Route: EU Seeks to Ward Off New Refugee Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 04, 2017

The number of migrants crossing the dangerous Mediterranean route has risen significantly since the beginning of the year. European officials fear the situation could further deteriorate. So far, though, Brussels hasn't been able to agree on a solution. By Christiane Hoffmann, Walter Mayr, Peter Müller, Christoph Schult and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]

Refugee and Soldier: The Double Life of a Right-Wing Terror Suspect

Refugee and Soldier: The Double Life of a Right-Wing Terror Suspect

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 28, 2017

A suspected right-wing extremist German army officer is thought to have been planning an attack. As part of his preparation, he registered as a refugee from Syria. Now, Franco A. has been arrested in a perplexing case full of riddles. By Jörg Diehl and Matthias Gebauer more... Comment ]


Myths of Migration: Much of What We Think We Know Is Wrong

Myths of Migration: Much of What We Think We Know Is Wrong

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2017

The debate over migration is plagued by a variety of inaccuracies and misunderstandings -- on both the right and the left. Here is what the research really shows. By Hein de Haas more... Comment ]

Germany's Deportation Lottery: Migrants' Fate a Game of Chance

Germany's Deportation Lottery: Migrants' Fate a Game of Chance

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 09, 2017

Because the deportation of rejected asylum-seekers from Germany is the responsibility of the states, a highly arbitrary system not unlike a lottery. For the close to a half-million people expected to receive orders to be deported this year, whether they must leave or not may depend on where they live. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]