Yermi Brenner

Yermi Brenner

Berlin, DE
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Reporting on international affairs and migration-integration issues. Based in Berlin, Germany. Graduate of Columbia University School of Journalism.

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My Great-Grandparents Were Asylum Seekers, and Were Denied

Germany: The story of Carl and Paula Brenner, German Jews who needed shelter and didn't get it.

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Berlin Sees Mass Influx of Refugees

Germany: Capital city has registered more new refugees this year than 2013 and 2014 combined.

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The Refugees' Fingerprint Conundrum

Italy-Germany: EU law forces protection seekers to choose between being stuck in Italy or moving on illegally.

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Xenophobic Wave in EU's Top Refugee Destination

Germany: As number of asylum claims peaks, asylum seekers face increasing violence.

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Refugees Cooking Their Way Into Social Inclusion

Croatia: Aiming to ease integration, a new initiative called Taste of Home brings refugees and locals together.

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Greek Berliners Caught in A Political Storm

Germany: Greek migrants follow the political tension between their adopted country and motherland.

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Greece Finds Ideological Allies in Berlin

Germany: As Athens grapples with financial uncertainty, ideological partners in Germany show sympathy.

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The EU Member that Refugees Avoid

Croatia: People in need of protection are shunning this EU member because it is too homogenous and too poor.

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Egypt leader al-Sisi's gets warm-cold Berlin reception

Germany: Uneasy relationship between European economic interests and foreign policy ideals was on full display.

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Haunted by the Holocaust, Split Over Israel

Germany: Leftists caught between guilt over the Holocaust and outrage over the plight of Palestinians.

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Emotional "Jewish Olympics" in Berlin

Germany: 79 Years After the 1936 Nazi Olympics, Jewish Athletes Flood Berlin for European Maccabi Games.

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World Refugee Day 2015: Safe but sorrow, for now

Germany: Abdikafi Mohamed spends his days worrying about events taking place 6,000 kilometres away.

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Celebrating Holiday of Freedom in Detention

Israel: Asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea held Passover celebration under deportation threat.

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How to Find Housing for Thousands of Refugees?

Germany: Influx of asylum seekers leads to high demand for refugee accommodation.

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'Voluntary Departure' is Lose-Lose for Refugees

Israel: Eritreans and Sudanese seeking asylum are denied access to services and paid $3500 to leave.