The Venezuelan Diaspora: Spain's Other Refugees

The Venezuelan Diaspora Spain's Other Refugees

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have fled hunger and violence at home and come to Europe. Most of them go to Spain, where they easily integrate. But life as a refugee, even in a familiar culture, isn't always easy. By Steffen Lüdke and Maria Feck (Photos more...

Extinction Rebellion: A New Kind of Climate Protest Movement

Extinction Rebellion A New Kind of Climate Protest Movement

Alongside Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion is establishing itself as the second arm of a new global climate protection movement. Forged from the lessons of past protest cultures and a present-day understanding of mental health and sensitivity, the group seems to be finding its stride. By Georg Fahrion more...


'Euro Orphans': The Romanian Children Growing up Without Their Parents

'Euro Orphans' The Romanian Children Growing up Without Their Parents

As the European Union has expanded eastward, hundreds of thousands of children have been turned into orphans in all but name. They grow up without their parents, who have no choice but to work in rich, Western European countries for a lack of job options back home. By Keno Verseck and Maria Feck (Photos) more...

Microfinance in Cambodia: When Microloans Do More Harm Than Good

Microfinance in Cambodia When Microloans Do More Harm Than Good

Millions of Cambodians rely on microloans to survive, even though the practice drives many of them further into poverty. Some of the money given out to poor farmers comes from Germany, yet Berlin refuses to acknowledge there is a problem. By Vanessa Steinmetz more...


Lifelong Refugees: Ethiopia Is the Ultimate Destination for Many Fleeing Home

Lifelong Refugees Ethiopia Is the Ultimate Destination for Many Fleeing Home

Only a small percentage of the world's refugees ever reach Europe. Most never even leave the continent they are originally from. Some of the world's poorest nations as hosts to millions of refugees, including Ethiopia. By Sophia Bogner and Paul Hertzberg more...

Amores Perros: The Paco-Addicted Youth of Buenos Aires

Amores Perros The Paco-Addicted Youth of Buenos Aires

Addiction to paco, a by-product of cocaine production, is rampant in poor districts of Buenos Aires. Photographer Karl Mancini documented the everyday lives of teens struggling with the drug. more...


Vanessa's Dream: The Long Road to Haute Couture in Africa

Vanessa's Dream The Long Road to Haute Couture in Africa

The fashion industry in Africa is on the rise. But for budding models from the continent, the road to success remains long and rocky. Vanessa Kilem is well on her way. By Bartholomäus Grill more...

British Austerity: One Family's Struggle to Escape Poverty in the UK

British Austerity One Family's Struggle to Escape Poverty in the UK

Although the United Kingdom is the fifth-richest country in the world, 14 million people in the country live below the poverty line. The problem has grown dramatically since the financial crisis -- as shown by the family of Kris Thomas. By Raphael Thelen und Thomas Victor (Photos) more... Comment ]


Terror Group Boko Haram: The Suicide Bomber Who Survived

Terror Group Boko Haram The Suicide Bomber Who Survived

Halima was supposed to die at a market in Chad. And her mission was to take as many people as possible with her -- a mission forced upon her by the terror group Boko Haram. But she survived, and the 20-year-old is now learning how to live again. By Till Mayer in Bol, Chad more...

Eternal Poison: Vietnam's Ongoing Fight Against Agent Orange

Eternal Poison Vietnam's Ongoing Fight Against Agent Orange

Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese suffer from gene mutations resulting from the Americans' use of Agent Orange during the war. Birth defects are still a regular occurrence. Now, 44 years later, the U.S. has suddenly pledged more aid. By Stefan Schultz  and Hai Thanh (Photos) more...

Giving Birth in India: 'The Women Here Are Afraid'

Giving Birth in India 'The Women Here Are Afraid'

Every year, 32,000 women in India die as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. To reduce that number, the government plans to begin training midwives. A visit to a maternity ward in Hyderabad shows the difference they can make. By Fiona Weber-Steinhaus and Julia Wadhawan (text) and Saumya Khandelwal (photos) more...

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Fleeing to the U.S. Seven-Year-Old Jakelin's Deadly Journey

Late last year, seven-year-old Jakelin Caal from Guatemala died in U.S. custody. The case triggered dismay around the world. What went wrong? And how has the family dealt with the tragedy? A Video Documentary by Katja Döhne more...

'This Is Our Jungle': Abysmal Conditions for Refugees in the Greek Islands

'This Is Our Jungle' Abysmal Conditions for Refugees in the Greek Islands

The European Union claims that the refugee pact with Turkey has been a success. Yet asylum-seeker camps on Greek islands in the Aegean have transformed into prisons. Thousands of migrants live there in horrific conditions. By Steffen Lüdke, Giorgos Christides and Socrates Baltagiannis (Photos) more...

Hell on Earth: The Horrors of Child Prostitution in Ghana

Hell on Earth The Horrors of Child Prostitution in Ghana

More and more children in Ghana work as prostitutes. Melphia, 13, is one of them. She lives in a slum and at night, she has sex with businessmen, police officers and, increasingly, tourists. By Sophia Bogner and Paul Hertzberg more...

Voluntourism's Dark Side: The Scam of Fake Orphanages in Cambodia

Voluntourism's Dark Side The Scam of Fake Orphanages in Cambodia

Thousands of children in Cambodia live in orphanages even though their parents are still alive. Some of the institutions exist solely to make money from tourists. Now, efforts are being made to reunite the families, but that is easier said than done. By Vanessa Steinmetz and Maria Feck (Photos) more...