We’re only interested in taking cash from child-free hipsters. It’s not what the sign on the gastropub says when I rock up with two hungry children(...)

Omo, a young woman forced to leave Nigeria because of her sexuality, is the only woman on the soccer team at Cara Mineo camp for asylum seekers in Sicily. Her ambition is to become a professional player. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Deep in rural Sicily is Cara Mineo, one of the largest centres for asylum seekers in Europe. A former US military base, it is surrounded by orange tre(...)

Young asylum seekers at the Green School in Augusta, Sicily. Photograph: Frank Miller.

‘I am 15,” says Taha, a migrant Egyptian and one of the 130 unaccompanied minors who are resident at the l’École Verte centre in Augusta, a city in(...)

File image taken from video by Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Refugees from Nigeria  come primarily from the north, where they are fleeing the activities Boko Haram. Photograph: AP Photo/File

The African migrants trying to reach the shores of Sicily in recent months are primarily from six countries across the continent, five of which are ri(...)

Safe landing: Migrants arriving at Porto Empedocle in Sicily after being rescued  40km off the Libyan coast by a Dutch freighter, the Dinteldijk. Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s 8am on September 23rd, and it’s already hot on the long pier of Porto Empedocle, a coastal town in southern Sicily. Waiting at the far end of (...)

Actor and  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees special envoy Angelina Jolie listens to Maltese military officers discussing rescue at sea operations for refugees at a military base in Valetta, Malta. Photograph: EPA/Pete Muller

About 500 migrants drowned after the boat carrying them from Egypt to Malta was apparently deliberately sunk by people-traffickers, an international m(...)

 Brian Cody (left) and Eamon O’Shea (right) are accidental coaches in a way, facilitators and nurturers of talent who do not pretend to know more than they do. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Malcolm Gladwell is at it again. This time destroying some of the myths about the Mafia, and given his typically unexpected conclusions, offers a theo(...)

African Union (AU) soldiers from Uganda rest in the town of Kurtunwarey in Somalia. Somali government and AU troops have been engaging al-Shabaab militants as part of their military offensive dubbed ‘Indian Ocean’ aiming to oust the Islamist militant groupfrom its last major hideouts in the southern parts of the country. Photograph: AP Photo/Tobin Jones/African Union Mission to Somalia

The United States conducted a suspected drone strike in southern Somalia targeting senior leaders of the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab as the Pen(...)

At the Little Museum of Dublin are Conor Pope, right, with Monika Wright and Jean Michel Clermont-Goulet, the French-Canadian couple whom he advised how to spend their limited time in Dublin. Photograph: Simon O’Connor

I feel the weight of the city on my shoulders as I stand on the first floor of a grand old Georgian house in Dublin and wait for the young French-C(...)

Refugees leave the Italian Navy ship ‘Etna’, which rescued some  2,186 migrants off the Sicily coasts, as it arrives in Salerno, Southern Italy today. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/EPA.

Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, th(...)