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Turkey's operation in northern Syria splits Germany's migrant communities

BERLIN Turkey's military offensive in neighboring Syria is raising tensions among Germany's large Turkish, Kurdish and Syrian Arab communities, who are bitterly divided over the operation and have made conflicting demands of Berlin on how to respond.


'Broken dreams' - Bangladesh's returning migrants struggle at home Jul 01 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like many poor Bangladeshis, Komol Shohlagar thought moving overseas for work would change his life. It did - but not in the way he hoped.

'We hide': Abused migrants say Irish fishing reforms will fail Jun 12 2019

DUBLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After three years working illegally on Irish fishing boats, Egyptian migrant Karim was left with a crushed finger and thousands of euros in unpaid wages, but he hoped things would improve when the government offered him a proper contract.

Frenzy for fish means torturous life at sea for migrant fishermen Dec 06 2018

CAPE TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was after nightfall when the folded sheet of paper was slipped under the door of the Mission to Seafarers building in South Africa's Cape Town harbor.


Behind Bavaria's harsh rhetoric, schools offer migrants warm welcome Oct 13 2018

WEIDEN, Germany Omar Alnifawi was 16 when he fled Syria's civil war with his family. After four years working menial jobs in Lebanon to help pay for their journey on to Europe, he had given up on ever going back to school. | Video

Bedroom, bar, brothel: the many faces of migrant homes in Italy Oct 10 2018

CASTEL VOLTURNO, Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Once a holiday dream for middle-class Italians, Castel Volturno is now a dilapidated seaside nightmare where Nigerians open their homes to migrants wanting cold beer and quick sex.

Back home, Cameroon migrants grapple with Libya trauma, prison debt Sep 28 2018

YAOUNDE/DOUALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early January, with Christmas lights still twinkling in the streets of Yaounde, Cameroon's capital, Christelle Timdi received the phone call she had almost given up hope of getting.


Bruised but still standing: Merkel survives coalition migrant dispute Jul 03 2018

BERLIN Angela Merkel's face-saving deal with her conservative allies in Bavaria shows how indispensable the chancellor is to her party - even if she is weakened.


Hardening attitudes to migrants put Swiss-EU ties to the test Jun 27 2018

ZURICH Marco Bueter, a gastric surgeon from Germany, knows from his work at University Hospital Zurich and other clinics how much Switzerland depends on foreign doctors.


Echoes of Trump as Italy's Salvini gets tough on migrants Jun 26 2018

ROME In less than a month as Italy's combative interior minister, Matteo Salvini has won a reputation as Europe's Donald Trump on immigration.