Rescued migrants sleep on the coast of Khoms, Libya. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Libya’s coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants who perished at sea as search operations continued on Friday, a day after up t(...)

Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop with US secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Washington last week. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The Trump administration will honour a commitment by the United States to resettle 1,250 refugees from Australia’s offshore detention sources, the Au(...)

Migrants and refugees from Pakistan arrive at Lesvos, Greece. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 600,000 arrived on just one Greek island – Lesvos. Why? Because it is less than four miles from the Turkish coast. Photograph:  Panagiotis Balaskas/EPA

Late last month the EU warned of a “looming humanitarian crisis” in relation to Middle East refugees entering Europe through the Greek islands. Loomin(...)

A Syrian refugee camp. Last spring Lebanon began to limit the number of Syrians granted entry for “humanitarian” reasons. Photograph: Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images

Beirut is today set to impose visa restrictions on Syrians for the first time since independence in 1943 as the influx of refugees from Syria’s bruta(...)