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On April 24th, 2018, a Syrian family of nine, including seven children, arrived in Dublin Airport. The al-Sulaimans’ reunion with Majdoleen, the famil(...)

The Aquarius rescue ship enters the port of Valencia, where  630 migrants were allowed to disembark. Italy had refused to allow the Médicines Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue vessel to dock. Photograph:  AFP Photo

Trump’s executive order declaring that family unity must be preserved is a welcome move, even if only to put pressure on the legislative branch to sol(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  greets supporters: his victory would usher in a new executive presidency in which the role of prime minister would be abolished. Photograph:  Srdjan Suki/EPA

Anyone driving the streets, highways and byways of Istanbul in recent days would be led to believe there’s just one candidate standing in Turkey’s pre(...)

The US name plate one day after the United States announced its withdrawal at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The United Nations Human Rights Council is far from perfect. It has inbuilt flaws and needs to be reformed. But it has also been growing more effectiv(...)

A Syrian Kurdish woman hangs out washing at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens: the highest number of asylum claims came from Syria, Pakistan, Albania, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. Photograph: AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

There will be “virtually no impact” from additional refugees on the workforce population in Ireland by December 2020, the latest International Migrati(...)

A man fills up the tank in Cairo on June 29th, 2017. Egypt has raised fuel prices three times since austerity was adopted in 2015. Photograph:  Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

Egyptians and Jordanians have responded in starkly contrasting fashion to fresh austerity measures introduced as the price of loans from the Internati(...)

A Pakistani and Afghan immigrants living  in Turkey in harsh conditions, many working in  the waste paper collection business. Photograph: Ozcan Soysal/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Surrounded by her children and mother-in-law in an unfurnished apartment in eastern Turkey, Hakima tells of a traumatic recent few months. She and he(...)

A dispute with her allies in the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) over migration threatens Angela Merkel’s coalition. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

The number of people applying for asylum in the European Union fell by 44 per cent last year, but the political tensions caused by immigration are onl(...)

 Chef Vuyisile Mbangiwa and chef Sinqobizitha Mguni, both from Zimbabwe, live in Birchwood House for Asylum Seekers in Waterford. Photograph:   Marc O’Sullivan

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers across Ireland will meet on Wednesday to mark World Refugee Day through a celebration of food. The Refugee Fo(...)

 US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (seated) at UN headquarters in New York in June. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The US withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries “had the courage to join our fight” to reform the “hypocritical a(...)

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