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Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney will today announce an additional €11 million in humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa region. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney will today announce an additional €11 million in humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa region. (...)

A picture taken on June 9, 2017 shows a woman displaced by Ethiopia’s drought walking with a branch at a displaced persons camp in Werder. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS STEIN

We have heard the warnings before, but the threats posed by the current famine emergency gripping vast areas of East Africa remain as stark and as mer(...)

Shimelba was the first Eritrean refugee camp to open, in 2004. It now houses more than 6,000 refugees. Photograph: James Jeffrey

Each night along the border of arid hills, Eritreans cautiously move through the terrain’s dead ground out of sight of their own military to escape in(...)

Migrants gather near lorries  heading towards the ferry terminal in Calais on October 3rd, 2015. A van driver has died near Calais after migrants blockaded a motorway with tree trunks. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

A van driver has died near Calais after migrants blockaded a motorway with tree trunks, causing a crash in which the vehicle caught fire. The vehicle(...)

A screengrab from a video which appears to show a woman allegedly racially abusing three schoolgirls in Belfast last weekend.

Police in Northern Ireland are investigating alleged racial abuse directed at three schoolgirls in Belfast city centre over the weekend. Phone video(...)

Sami Habtemariam: came to Ireland as a refugee from Eritrea in 2010. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Sami Habtemariam was 18 when he was forced to leave his home country. He was halfway through his second year studying computer science and had hoped t(...)

A child at the Calais Jungle: so far 25 unaccompanied minors from the  camp in Calais have come here since the Government committed, in November, to take 200  young people. File photograph: PA

Six young people from the “Calais Jungle” migrant camp in France arrived in Ireland over the weekend for resettlement. Four who arrived on Friday on (...)

A child looks on at the Ritsona refugee camp, north of Athens – about 58,000 other people are trapped in limbo in Greece, where some families are expected to survive in unheated tents even as the freezing winter weather arrives. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Aleppo is in ruins, and across the political spectrum, there has been horror, outrage and anger. People share videos of dead children and wailing moth(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: met French interior minister Bruno Le Roux at  EU justice meeting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish officials will travel to France in the coming weeks to begin the process of transferring up to 200 unaccompanied minors to Ireland, Tánaiste Fra(...)

Yemen Red Crescent workers look for remains of Saudi-led airstrikes victims in a funeral hall in the war-torn capital, Sana’a. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Applications for a visa to enter Ireland originating from Yemen, Eritrea and Iraq are the most likely to be refused, figures obtained under the Freedo(...)

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