A migrant sits under the trailer of a lorry as he attempts to cross the English Channel in Calais, northern France on Wednesday. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP. 1:34

Services through the Channel Tunnel were returning to normal on Wednesday after a day of disruption caused by striking French ferry workers. The tunne(...)

Italian police officers carry away a migrant  from the Italian-French border in the city of Ventimiglia. Photograph: Jean Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images

Italian police in riot gear have forcibly removed a few dozen African migrants who had been camping out for days at the country’s Mediterranean border(...)

Migrants from Eritrea at a makeshift camp under a metro bridge in Paris, France. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Eritrea may have committed crimes against humanity, a year-long UN human rights inquiry said in a report published on Monday describing extrajudicial (...)

Prof Michael O’Flaherty of NUI Galway at Palmyra Park in Galway city. He says the shelter Europe is offering refugees now is a shadow of what they did 20 years ago. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Ireland and its European partners need to be “far more generous” in response to Syrians and other refugees fleeing conflict, Irish Centre for Human(...)

The UN’s Special Representative for International Migration Peter Sutherland says the “entire international community must accept a fair share of the refugee burden”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The European Commission is to propose that member states receive a set number of migrants under a new quota system, potentially presenting UK prime m(...)

 People arrive for a funeral service for migrants on the grounds of the Mater Dei Hospital in the harbour town of Msida in Malta on Thursday. Photograph: EPA 1:00

European Union leaders are discussing plans to double financial sources to save lives in the Mediterranean where hundreds of migrants have drowned in (...)

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at a press conference in Rome after a ship packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast, 200km south of the Italian island of Lampedusa. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

The European Union has pledged to take “bold” and immediate action to tackle the continent’s migration crisis after hundreds were feared dead in the (...)

Peter Sutherland said 3,419 asylum seekers known to have drowned in the Mediterranean last year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The majority of EU states have failed to respond adequately to migration, which is one of the most urgent humanitarian challenges of our time, accordi(...)

Indira Tasueva, a refugee from Chechnya, tends to her daughter Amina (3) at their temporary home at the Spreehotel refugee centre in Bautzen, Germany. Some 200 refugees, many from Syria and Tunisia, live there. The Spreehotel became a refugee home about six months ago, despite opposition from many Bautzen residents. Photograph: Seán Gallup/Getty Images

Even locals admit there’s not much to see or do in Perba. With just 175 residents, Perba is a tiny dormitory village a 40-minute drive northwest of Dr(...)

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel  told the Bundestag on Thursday she understood  some people’s concerns over globalisation, migration and crime had attracted them to Pegida, but  warned “other motives are at play” behind the scenes in the organisation, such as “prejudice . . . even hate”. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Chancellor Angela Merkel has stepped up her rhetoric against the Pegida group, warning Germans not to be deceived by the “pure hate” behind its Islam-(...)