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 crawls under a fence as he attempts to access the Channel Tunnel in Calais, northern France, at the weekend. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP 10:11

If Khamis Adam had been born in Ireland or England, he would probably be running his own accountancy business - or in politics, in television or on th(...)

 President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:44

President Michael D Higgins has described the EU’s response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean as “grossly inadequate” and “shameful”. Mr H(...)

Minister of State for New Communities Aodhán Ó Riordáin said the working group report on the asylum-seeker system would be published within weeks after Easter. Photograph: The Irish Times

An independent report on making improvements to supports for asylum seekers, including the direct provision system, will be published “within weeks”. (...)

Francis Fitzgerald has said Ireland is committed to continuing with its resettlement programme, having pledged an additional 220 resettlement places for 2015/2016. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed 111 people from Syria and the surrounding region have been granted permission to reside in Irela(...)

Syrian children  in a refugee camp in  the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.  Photograph: EPA/STR

Amnesty International castigated Europe yesterday for failing to play its part in providing a safe haven for Syrian refugees as three infants died fro(...)

Members of the Australian National Critical Care and Trauma response team arrive in Tacloban on Thursday to help people affected byTyphoon Haiyan. Photograph:  Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

Arc lamps turn the night time day as the propellers of a giant Hercules C131 transporter plane scream to a halt. More refugees are disgorged to safety(...)

Members of a  family carry their belongings as they move into the Salah al-Din neighbourhood in central Aleppo. Photograph: Reuters/Ammar Abdullah

Lebanon’s president Michel Suleiman plans to raise the matter of the influx of Syrian refugees into his country during the opening session of the UN G(...)