Hell on Earth: Refugees Suffer as Libya's Civil War Rages On

Hell on Earth: Refugees Suffer as Libya's Civil War Rages On

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 09, 2019

As Libya descends into a bloody civil war, thousands of refugees are trapped in the crossfire. Some are forced to fight as mercenaries, while others are systematically raped, tortured or sold as slaves. One Italian is helping them tell their stories. By Fiona Ehlers and Katrin Kuntz 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

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 24, 2019

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...


A Migration Nightmare: Why Germany's Deportation System Is Failing Everyone

A Migration Nightmare: Why Germany's Deportation System Is Failing Everyone

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 12, 2019

As Germany tries to crack down on rejected asylum-seekers and criminal refugees, its civil servants are constrained by the limits of a dysfunctional system. Whether refugee, police officer or office clerk, almost everyone involved has something to complain about. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Distressed: Are Ships in the Med Ignoring Refugees in Distress?

Distressed: Are Ships in the Med Ignoring Refugees in Distress?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 21, 2018

Migrants are still trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean. But ever since Italy has closed its ports to ships that have saved refugees from the waves, there are indications that some captains have grown more willing to sail on by without helping. By Raphael Thelen more... Comment ]


Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel: 'The World Is Changing Dramatically'

Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel: 'The World Is Changing Dramatically'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 24, 2018

Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel speaks to DER SPIEGEL about his call for the country to take on a new global role and why Germans are underestimating the dangers posed by the current geopolitical situation. Interview Conducted by Mathieu von Rohr and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: 'Why Does Everything I Do Get So Overblown?'

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: 'Why Does Everything I Do Get So Overblown?'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 07, 2018

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, 32, talks about his goals as holder of the rotating European Council presidency, the fight against illegal immigration and his relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Interview Conducted By Peter Müller and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


The Chemnitz Riots: Right-Wing Mob Wreaks Havoc on German City

The Chemnitz Riots: Right-Wing Mob Wreaks Havoc on German City

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 28, 2018

For the second straight day, right-wing extremists took control of the streets in the eastern German city of Chemnitz as the police lacked sufficient personnel to stop them. Hitler greetings were in no short supply. By Raphael Thelen in Chemnitz, Germany more... Comment ]

Shifting Overseas Route: Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants

Shifting Overseas Route: Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 03, 2018

Although the number of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe has fallen drastically, the preferred overseas route has now moved westward to the strait between Morocco and Spain. Now Rome, Madrid and North African countries are battling to find a solution. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


'69 People on My 69th Birthday': Suicide Casts Doubts On German Deportation Policies

'69 People on My 69th Birthday': Suicide Casts Doubts On German Deportation Policies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2018

As Germany's interior minister joked about deporting 69 refugees on his birthday last week, news emerged that one of those Afghan deportees had committed suicide in Kabul. The man's treatment raises serious questions about the country's deportation policies. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

Hamburg Refugee Helper: 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'

Hamburg Refugee Helper: 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2018

Christine Simon-Noll is active helping refugees in Hamburg's HafenCity neighborhood. She says it is getting much tougher to find volunteers. In an interview, she outlines what needs to happen in order to ensure successful integration. Interview Conducted by Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]