A Rohingya migrant child poses for an identification picture at a temporary shelter  in Kuala Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Three hundred refugees due to come to Ireland under a new EU scheme will be given integration courses in Dublin before being resettled elsewhere in t(...)

Migrant Rohingya children from Burma rest with their family at the confinement area in the fishing port of Kuala Langsa in Indonesia where hundreds of migrants from Burma and Bangladesh are taking temporary shelter after they were rescued by Indonesian fishermen. Photograph: Romeo Gacadromeo/AFP/Getty Images

Malaysia urged Burma (Myanmar) on Sunday to halt the exodus from its shores as concern grew for uncounted migrants adrift in rickety boats around the (...)

A Rohingya migrant eats food dropped by a Thai army helicopter after he jumped to collect supplies at sea from a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14th, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Thailand has found a boat drifting off its west coast carrying 300 migrants but has refused to grant it permission to land, a senior police officer sa(...)

People burn mattresses looted from the local police post on  May 13th, 2015, in Musaga,  Bujumbura, Burundi. Photograph: Jennifer Huxta/AFP/Getty Images

East African leaders have condemned what they called an attempted coup in Burundi on Wednesday by a general who declared he had deposed President Pier(...)

A traditional Thai style fishing boat which was used by Myanmar Rohingya refugees. Indonesia rescued more than 500 Myanmar Rohingya found drifting in boats. Rohingya Muslims have suffered decades of state-sanctioned discrimination  in Myanmar. EPA

Thailand and Malaysia may set up camps and detention centres to shelter hundreds of refugees arriving on their shores, officials said on Tuesday, as a(...)

Politically the proposal to share the relocation of refugees across the EU could not come at a more difficult moment. Many governments have seen the d(...)

Syrian refugee children at the souk in Al- Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.  Photograph: Jordan Pix/Getty Images

Before the conflict in Syria emptied hundreds of thousands of refugees into Jordan, the kingdom’s government had made projections of population growth(...)

Voters from an Internally Displaced People camp in Maiduguri queue to get registered for Nigeria’s presidential elections. Conflicts and violence in places like Syria and Ukraine have displaced a record 38 million people inside their own countries, equivalent to the total populations of New York, London and Beijing, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council. Photograph: Stringer/AFP Photo/Getty Images

The number of people displaced within their own countries was the worst in a generation last year, but there is little sign of governments taking acti(...)

Local residents and rescue workers help a migrant woman after a boat carrying migrants sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on April 20th, 2015.  Photograph: Argiris Mantikos/AFP/Getty Images

Figures compiled by the International Organisation for Migration show that, as of last Thursday, the Italian Coast Guard, the Italian Navy and commerc(...)

Migrants on board an Italian navy vessel as it cruises towards the Italian port of Messina on  Saturday. Photograph: AP

Smugglers responsible for putting migrants to sea in inadequate vessels say the growing death toll is not their fault and that they do not force refug(...)