Germany Struggles With Onslaught of Asylum-Seekers

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A police investigator stands in front of a house for asylum seekers and refugees that was damaged in an arson and vandalism attack in Vorra, in southern Germany near Nuremberg on December 12, 2014.
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Europe's migrant crisis continues, and it's Germany that has taken in more asylum seekers than any other nation in the region—an estimated 750,000 this year alone.

But as the refugee population grows, attacks on asylum-seekers have also increased. This year there have been more than 170 attacks in Germany. 

Meanwhile, the European Union has been unable to reach a consensus on how to deal with the sudden influx of refugees. 

Constanze Stelzenmüller, a Robert Bosch senior fellow with the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, describes Germany's predicament.

Though things are difficult, there is hope to be found in one corner of Germany. In the northern city of Hamburg, Larry Macauley hosts an hour long radio program, Refugee Voices, that broadcasts across Germany on the Refugee Radio Network.

It's a platform for refugees, made by refugees. Larry was born in Nigeria, and fled Libya after the Arab Spring in 2011. He works with a team of about 20 refugees to make the program that covers politics, culture, and the daily struggles of migrant life.