Refugees rush to cross the border between Greece and Macedonia  outside the small Greek town of Idomeni on Wednesday, August 26th. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Tens of thousands of migrants and refugees, mostly fleeing unrest in the Middle East and Afghanistan, are desperately pushing their way through the Ba(...)

Forensic experts investigate a truck in which 50 refugees were found dead on the road between Parndorf and Neusiedl in Austria. The driver has disappeared, according to reports. Photograph: Roland Schlager/EPA

When an Austrian police patrol discovered the abandoned truck at 11.30 on Thursday bodily fluids were leaking from the back door. The outer truck wall(...)

Zsuzsanna Zsohar, of  Migration Aid, helps migrants at Nyugati  station, Budapest. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Zsuzsanna Zsohar has gained much from helping migrants who are moving through Hungary in unprecedented numbers. She now has friends from distant land(...)

The  LÉ Niamh rescuing 225 people off the coast of Libya on Saturday night. Photograph: Defence Forces

The LÉ Niamh rescued 225 people from two inflatable vessels on Saturday night, 112km north east of Tripoli. At 7.40pm, the Irish naval vessel was ask(...)

 A handout image from the  Italian navy of  August 22nd, 2015, of a vessel  crowded with refugees being picked up off the Italian coast in the Strait of Sicily. Photograph: Italian navy/EPA

The Italian navy rescued a total of 1,700 migrants aboard five boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday after receiving requests for help from nearly tw(...)

A little girl cries as she tries to take shelter from the rain on Greece’s border with Macedonia, as she waits with her family to enter Gevgelija on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Thousands of rain-soaked migrants stormed across Macedonia’s border on Saturday as police lobbed stun grenades and beat them with batons, struggling (...)

A Macedonian police officer facing a young migrant woman near Idomeni, northern Greece. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

“Nothing will stop the refugees!” cried Vasilis Tsartsanis, waving towards hundreds of migrants in a dusty clearing on the border between Greece an(...)

A migrant reacts as he carries a child during clashes with Macedonian police at the Greek-Macedonian border. Photograph: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters 1:38

Macedonian police drove back crowds of migrants and refugees trying to enter from Greece on Friday after a night spent stranded in no-man’s land by an(...)

Greek coastguard officers watch  ferry carrying about 2,500 migrants from Greek islands as it arrives in Piraeus, near Athens. Photograph: AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

A car ferry carrying just over 2,400 Syrian refugees arrived on the Greek mainland on Thursday as a wave of migrants fleeing conflict and poverty cont(...)

The UN refugee agency said in the last week alone, 20,843 migrants -- virtually all of them fleeing war and persecution in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq -- arrived in Greece, which has seen around 160,000 migrants land on its shores since January, according to the UN refugee agency. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Shelter must be found for the thousands of refugees reaching the small holiday island of Kos before trouble breaks out, a UN official has warned. Many(...)