Marwan and his wife Rodina: “I would love to stay in Dublin. Our daughters are very happy in the school.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Catholic parish in Dublin, which raised thousands of euro to help a family of Syrian migrants, has been unable to rent a house for them, despite gu(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron: Those people in France should be claiming asylum in France. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Britain has agreed to take in some unaccompanied child refugees from Syria and Africa, including some who have already reached Europe. But the plan (...)

Massive Attack have released Ritual Spirit, ahead of two further planned releases of new music this year

When it comes to British bands who are comfortable on the cutting edge, few can claim the calibre of Massive Attack. Since 1988, the band have releas(...)

Mohamad Salai, a refugee, walks through the refugee tent camp in Naestved, some 60 km south of Copenhagen. Niels Ahlmann Olesen/EPA

Denmark shrugged off international criticism yesterday of new immigration rules that allow police to search asylum seekers’ luggage and confisca(...)

Mozambican refugees wait to  register at the Kapise refugee camp on the  Mozambican border  in Malawi. Photograph: Eldson  Chagara/AFP/Getty Images

When Mozambican troops hunting opposition fighters attacked his village this week, 10-year-old Wit Messenger ran away, leaving behind parents he may (...)

Refugees use their sleeping blankets to keep warm as they walk along snow-covered fields near the Macedonian-Serbian border. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has been asked to take in just 20 asylum seekers under a stuttering European Union scheme aimed at relocating 160,000 people from war-torn sta(...)

Syrians wait for an aid convoy on Monday  in the besieged town of Madaya as part of a  six-month deal  in September for an end to hostilities  in exchange for humanitarian help. Photograph: Marwan Ibrahim/AFP/Getty Images

Madaya was quiet on Tuesday. Its streets were empty of people or animals, just as they had been for many months. But for the first time since a brutal(...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel has strongly advocated engagement with Turkey as a way of tackling the migration crisis, but her officials are increasingly frustrated with the pace of implantation of the joint action plan.   Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Senior EU officials will travel to Ankara on Sunday for official talks amid mounting concern in Brussels and Berlin over Turkey’s lack of progress in(...)

There is an old adage that says “charity begins at home”. Unfortunately, this is often a flippant excuse for people who remain unwilling to support ch(...)

Refugees paddling a rubber dinghy approach the beach at Psalidi near Kos Town, Kos, Greece in August this year. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

The number of refugees and migrants arriving by land and sea in the European Union has passed 1 million this year, while a further 3,600 died or went (...)