Refugees in Belgrade are banned from public spaces. An Iraqi family recounts the tragedy that befell them while traveling the Balkan route, and in Germany, refugees reflect on integration two years after Angela Merkel welcomed hundreds of thousands of refugees to the country. This and more in today's news roundup.
Refugees in Belgrade forced to keep low profile: Overwhelmed by the arrival of thousands of refugees along the Balkan route in the summer of 2015, Serbian authorities are now trying to make their presence less and less visible. Refugees are prohibited from public parks as well as the city's embankments. Click here to read more.
How refugees are settling into Germany, two years on: Angela Merkel took the world by surprise in September 2015 when she welcomed hundreds of thousands of refugees to Germany. How well have they become integrated into German society, two years on? Click here to read more.
Dream of Europe turns deadly at Bulgaria's border: The journey to Europe by a family of Iraqi refugees ended in tragedy after Bulgarian officials blocked their path. Trifa's story illustrates the human cost of closing borders. Dimitar Ganev reports. Click here to read more.
ECHO, a traveling library for refugees in Greece: In the project titled "Education, Community, Hope and Opportunity" (ECHO), a small van is transformed into a mobile library where refugees and asylum seekers in Greece have access to books, tablets, and wifi connections for a moment of peace in which to read and study. Click here to read more.
Syrian refugees return home from Turkey for Eid Al-Adha: Tens of thousands of refugees are returning to Syria from Turkey to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Muslim feast of sacrifice that begins on Friday. The Turkish authorities have set up a registration system allowing refugees with temporary protection to return to Turkey legally once they have been home. Click here to read more.