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Refugees arrive in Turkey along a route to the west, in Erzurum, Turkey | Photo: EPA/ERDEM SAHIN
Frontex will monitor Albania's borders (pictured: two officers from the Netherlands and Bulgaria) | Photo: EPA/VASSIL DONEV
Esmat Shirazi works as a social worker in Ratzeburg, a small town known for its picturesque cathedral | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa
The Diciotti ship in the port of Catania | Credit: ANSA / ORIETTA SCARDINO
Millions of Germans fled westward from states such as East Prussia after World War II
A Syrian woman at the border between Syria and Turkey
'No borders': Graffiti along the Balkan route (DW/D. Tosidis)
Refugees at a job center in Germany
Many of the people whose asylum requests are rejected by the federal migration office are allowed to stay in Germany temporarily
Pregnant woman. Credit: picture-alliance/dpa/F. Heyder
Refugees in Germany receive different amounts of benefits depending on their status
Children playing at  daycare run by AfricanTide. Copyright: Mara Bierbach