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Hermon Tsegay: “I’m less naive about how the world works.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Hermon Tsegay’s family moved to Eritrea in the late 1990s, the teenager hoped to avoid being drafted into the nation’s military service. However,(...)

The Aquarius rescue vessel in June 2018: it is the one remaining charity rescue vessel still operating in the central Mediterranean area. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

France is not ready for now to let the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius dock and disembark dozens of migrants at the port of Marseille, France’s fin(...)

Illegal migrants sit inside the Ganzour shelter after being transferred from  the airport road due to fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, a week ago. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

On Monday, hundreds of refugees and migrants in Tripoli’s Abu Salim detention centre felt a glimmer of hope. After months of waiting to be recognised(...)

A survivor told MSF that ‘European rescuers’ had come by aircraft and thrown life rafts, but migrants remained in the water for hours. File photograph: Santi Palacios/AP

More than 100 migrants died in early September when their crowded rubber boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya, the MSF aid agency on Monday quot(...)

Firefighters and rescuers  in front of the headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Company in the capital Tripoli on Monday. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

Gunmen armed with automatic weapons and hand grenades have killed two employees of Libya’s National Oil Corporation in an attack on the company’s head(...)

LÉ James Joyce conducting a rescue last year. File photograph: Defence Forces

The Department of Defence has denied that a Naval Service patrol ship was involved in any Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) exercise or operat(...)

Migrants in a shelter who were relocated from government-run detention centres after being trapped by clashes between rival groups in Tripoli, Libya. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

For refugees and migrants in Libyan detention centres, a phone marks the difference between life and death. They’re carefully hidden, topped up by con(...)

A Spanish rescue  boat carries rescued migrants to the port of Almeria, southern Spain, on Sunday. Photograph: Carlos Barba/EPA

Fewer people are making the journey across the Mediterranean to Europe, but the proportion of those losing their lives while trying has risen sharply,(...)

African migrants, who according to the Libyan navy were rescued by the  coast guard, arrive in Tripoli on July 12th, 2018. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty

Hundreds of refugees and migrants say they were abandoned in a detention centre in the middle of renewed fighting in Tripoli, after they were returned(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: “Europe can no longer rely entirely on the United States for its security.” Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Pool/AFP

President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said preserving European Union unity was more important than forging a close relationship with post-Brexit Britain(...)

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