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 ]

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 ]