It's been two years since Germany took in hundreds of thousands of refugees. A fundraiser in southern Tunisia aims to build a cemetery for deceased migrants. In Serbia, we met Afghan refugee Karim who is the first person to be granted asylum in 2017. This and more in today's roundup.
Two years since Germany opened its borders to refugees: a chronology: When hundreds of thousands of refugees made their way into Europe in August and September 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to engage in an open-door policy towards the newcomers. What's happened since then? Click here to read more.
Aquarius rescues 265 'situation unsustainable in Libya': SOS Mediterranee, the migrant search and rescue operation in partnership with Doctors Without Borders, took two Syrian minors onto its rescue ship Aquarius as part of a group of 265 migrants it rescued in three separate operations. Click here to read more.
Fundraiser to build cemetery for drowned migrants in Tunisia: There is no longer any space for drowned migrants' corpses in the cemetery of the coastal town Zarzis, Tunisia. Local fishermen had thus far dealt with the situation. Now, in agreement with the town council, the Red Crescent has launched an online fundraiser for the purchase of more land to give a decent burial to the victims and to create a place to commemorate them. Click here to read more.
'I mock myself for being the first person to have been awarded asylum': After having spent eight months in Serbia as a refugee, Karim was the first person to be granted asylum by the Serbian authorities in 2017. Though a positive sign, the decision is bitter-sweet for this 29-year-old man from Afghanistan. Click here to read more.