post 17 September 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog 'We have no choice': On board with Syrians fleeing their homeland

Middle class Syrians flee their homes and board a ferry from Lebanon to Turkey - the first stage of a dangerous journey to Europe. Are they refugees or migrants? Does it matter?

article 13 September 2015 World, Germany
Refugee crisis: Germany introduces border checks

Germany introduces temporary controls along its Austrian border in an attempt to reduce the number of asylum seekers arriving in the country.

article 10 September 2015 UK, Germany
German football team
Will English football fans welcome refugees with banners?

The Premier League returns this weekend after a short break. Will supporters in the top flight of English football mirror their German counterparts and embrace refugees with supportive banners?

post 07 September 2015
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Refugees: today's German heroes could become tomorrow's villains

Like every story that captures the imagination, the audience demands villains, victims and heroes. Let's just say that the roles are still being cast and the list is fluid.

post 06 September 2015
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Germany's kindness isn't about guilt - it's about humanity

To put Germany's mass kindness of strangers down to the war is a way of exonerating other countries for not doing enough.

article 05 September 2015 World, Germany
Refugee crisis: thousands arrive in Austria

Thousands of refugees and migrants cross into Austria after the Hungarian authorities give up on trying to seal its borders.

article 26 August 2015 World, Germany
Migrant crisis: Hungary sends extra police to border

Hungary says it is sending an extra 2,000 police officers to its border with Serbia, and may dispatch troops, as it seeks to control the record number of migrants arriving in the country.

article 25 August 2015 World, Germany
Paraic O'Brien by Dublin Procedure: Germany says EU rule 'not working'

Germany has finally publicly acknowledged that one of the cornerstones of EU migration management policy - the Dublin procedure - does not work any more.

article 08 August 2015 World, Germany
German army and volunteers provide shelter for refugees

The German army and scores of volunteers are helping to build homes for the mass flux of migrants that have descended to the country in the last few months.

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