Migrants jump through the border fence from Serbia into Hungary. Critics see the  fence as a costly publicity stunt. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Seven people died when a boat carrying migrants sank off Libya’s coast on Sunday, the second such fatal accident at sea within days, while European le(...)

Migrants  demonstrating in Calais. NGO L’Auberge des Migrants International says it has been “overwhelmed” with offers of support. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

A French non-governmental organisation (NGO) assisting refugees in the Calais “new jungle” is planning a Europe-wide “citizens’ response” to countera(...)

 A migrant looks from behind the fence at the border from Serbia into Hungary on Saturday. The  Hungarian authorities said a record number of migrants crossed the border from Serbia last week. Photograph: Getty

Germany, France and Britain have jointly called for urgent EU talks on the escalating migration crisis in Europe. The three “underlined the necessity(...)

Migrants walk along the railway tracks of the Eurotunnel terminal at the Calais-Frethun station outside the northern French port of Calais on August 10th, 2015. Photograph: FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images

When you’re facing the world’s biggest refugee crisis since the second world war, it helps to have a sober debate about how to respond. But to do that(...)

Migrants who were blocking the Eurotunnel ramp for trucks  are pushed back by policemen at Coquelles near Calais. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Britain and France have urged other EU states to help them tackle the growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to mak(...)

 Chinese artist and critic of the regime Ai Weiwei  at Munich Airport. Photograph: EPA/Peter Kneffel

British home secretary Theresa May has intervened to reverse a decision by her officials and grant dissident Chinese artist and free speech advocate A(...)

One of the shops in the migrant camp known as the new Jungle in Calais, France. Photograph: PA

The situation in Calais, with thousands of people attempting to enter Britain through the Channel Tunnel, is the latest manifestation of the migration(...)

Migrants walk near the road where lorries pass after leaving their hiding spot at the Eurotunnel site in Calais. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Britain and France have pledged to increase resources to help deal with the escalating migrant crisis in Calais, as thousands of migrants try to ente(...)

Migrants walk along railway tracks at the Eurotunnel terminal on July 28th. Photograph: AFP

One migrant has died after hundreds of illegal migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais overnight, operator Eurotunnel said. The latest in(...)

Thousands of migrants stormed Eurotunnel’s French terminal in Calais Monday  night. File photograph: Chris Ison/PA

About 2,000 desperate migrants stormed the Channel tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night, disrupting rail services and causing gridlock on UK road(...)