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 Award winners Yusra Mardini and Sarah Mardini during the Bambi Awards at Stage Theater in Berlin, Germany in 2016. File photograph: Isa Foltin/Getty Images for Kryolan

Greece’s high-security Korydallos prison acknowledges that Sara Mardini is one of its rarer inmates. For a week, the Syrian refugee, a hero among huma(...)

US president Barack Obama and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  in Athens on Tuesday. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

US president Barack Obama has used an official visit to Athens to reiterate his support for debt relief for Greece – delivering a message that its pre(...)

Migrants and refugees clash with riot police during a protest to call for the reopening of the borders at their makeshift camp in the northern border village of Idomeni, on April 7, 2016.  A plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey sparked demonstrations by local residents in both countries days before the deal brokered by the European Union is set to be implemented. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

“The conception of human rights based upon the assumed existence of a human being as such broke down at the very moment when those who professed to be(...)

Italian Police escort a man, centre, to a police car in the southern city of Salerno, Italy. Police identified the man arrested as an Algerian wanted in Belgium for facilitating illegal migration linked to the recent terror attacks in Paris. Photograph: AP

Last Wednesday evening, on the day after the bomb attacks on Brussels airport and underground, Moroccan Mohammed Lahlaoui was arrested by German polic(...)

Migrants stage a peaceful protest calling for the opening of the border in the makeshift migrant camp at the Greek-Macedonian border on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Up to 10,000 refugees and other migrants are camped on Greece’s northern border with Macedonia, waiting for permission to continue their long trek no(...)

Refugees and migrants try to bring down part of the border fence during a protest at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, on February 29th, 2016. Photograph: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters

Police have fired tear gas and stun grenades after a few hundred migrants angry at long delays in entering Macedonia broke a gate on the border with (...)

Greek policemen removing Afghan migrants from the border and conducting them to the bus, near Gevgelija, Macedonia. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

The European Union has warned of a possible humanitarian crisis in Greece, which is struggling to cope with rising numbers of migrants trapped on its(...)

Women and children migrants in the Serbian village of Miratovac after crossing the Macedonian border.  Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Lamine Buasida placed his sodden shoes in the weak winter sunshine, peeled off his soaking socks and gingerly rubbed his painful feet. Their soles wer(...)

Migrants arriving at the port of Mytilene on Lesbos: Since the start of this year, more than 500 people have drowned while trying to make the sea crossing between Turkey and Greece’s islands. Photograph: Stratis Balaskas/EPA

Like most urban burial grounds in Greece, space is at a premium in the main cemetery in Mytilene, capital of the country’s third largest island, Le(...)

Migrant women carrying children comfort each other upon reaching the Greek island of Kos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. Photograph: Angelor Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Greek police registration officers working around the clock have reduced the numbers of Syrian refugees stuck in miserable conditions on the holiday i(...)

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