Just two miles from where the Trump administration is drafting anti-refugee policies, a little Washington, DC, falafel shop is trying to do the opposite. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visits Falafel Inc., which donates a portion of its profits to feed refugees through the World Food Programme, and also hires and trains refugees to eventually open their own franchises.
Germany welcomed Syrian refugees with open arms and two years later is still helping them integrate, pouring billions into aid. But Afghans and Iraqis are experiencing a different reality: The government wants them out. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visits Afghans at risk for deportation, speaks with the anti-immigrant AfD party and reunites with a Syrian refugee she met in 2015.
Europe’s borders have closed and a deal struck between the EU and Turkey in March 2016 has slowed the flow of refugees crossing the sea. Now, Greece is backlogged with 62,000 asylum applicants. AJ+’s Dena Takruri witnesses the limbo of Syrian asylum seekers in a Lesbos refugee camp and the efforts of Greeks still compelled to help those risking the dangerous journey.
Mohammed, a 27-year-old Syrian refugee, is one step closer to finally entering Germany after a dangerous three-week-long journey. AJ+’s Dena Takruri joined Mohammed and his friends as they waited at the border.
What’s it like to walk in the shoes of a Syrian refugee trying to get to Germany? AJ+’s Dena Takruri met Mohammed, a 27 year old electrical engineer, and joined him and his friends in Austria as they headed towards the border with Germany.
Refugees are fleeing their homes by the thousands, risking their families’ lives to try to find a way out of the violence. Most see Europe as a beacon of hope. AJ+’s Dena Takruri is on the ground in Budapest to follow a group of refugees on their journey.
The number of Syrian refugees going to Europe has been rising but they are just one part of the worst refugee crisis since World War II, and wealthy countries have been criticized for not doing more to open their doors to asylum seekers.
Immigrants, migrants and refugees are often in the news — but why do people get up and leave their homes in the first place? AJ+ host Dena Takruri explains the root causes behind migration around the world.