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Asylum seekers and refugees members of the association "Famille au grand cœur" in Montpellier. Photo : DR
The Chaldean congregation holds Mass every Sunday in a Catholic church in Berlin | Photo: Christoph Strack/DW
Attitudes toward the LGBT community in the Islamic Republic could be described as extremely hostile | Photo: Amin Monfared/ZUMA wire/picture-alliance
Hundreds of thousands of Yazidis had to flee from the Islamic State, many of them are living in refugee camps in northern Iraq, where the rate of suicide is on the rise | Photo: picture alliance/AA
Sartep Namiq | Photo: Gesellschaft der Neuen Auftraggeber
A group of migrants sit outside the UNHCR-run GDF facility in Tripoli | Photo: Abu Salim migrants
Many Yazidi families were displaced when IS took control of their homes in 2014 | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa
Afghan refugees in Iran | Photo: Picture Alliance / Ton Koene
Rabab Haidar is a writer. She was living and working in Damascus as a translator, columnist and novelist. She is a member of the Syrian Women's Network and a guest author for "10 nach 8" | Photo: Private photo / DW
"I want to give something back to Berlin"
The BAMF office in Halberstedt is the only one that processes asylum claims by Saudis | Picture-alliance/dpa/J.Woitas
Yazidi refugee Salma Bakir, 9, from Iraq, waits with her family to be permitted by Macedonian police to board a train heading to the Serbian border | picture-alliance/AP Photo/M. Muheisen