The shipwreck occured off the coast of Zwara in Libya. Map: Datawrapper

At least 45 African migrants and refugees have perished in the Mediterranean Sea in the largest recorded shipwreck off the Libyan coast this year, UN (...)

Independent TD Noel Grealish. File photograph: Alan Betson

The World Bank has said that “caveats” should apply to the use of its data on remittances, which were at the centre of a Dáil controversy this week th(...)

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(...)

 Ecuador has opened a ‘humanitarian corridor’ to allow masses of migrants escaping Venezuela’s free-falling economy to stream towards the Peruvian border. Photograph: AFP

The exodus of migrants from Venezuela is building toward a “crisis moment” comparable to events involving refugees in the Mediterranean, the United Na(...)

A migrant eating food supplied by the Italian coastguard on the Médecins Sans Frontières vessel “Aquarius”. The vessel is set to land at Valencia on June 16th. Photograph: AFP Photo/SOS Mediterranee /Kenny Karpov

Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugee(...)

 A Spanish Maritime Rescue ship carrying the 90 rescued migrants arrives at the port of Almeria, Spain, last week. Photograph: Carlos Barba/EPA

A sharp increase in the number of migrants arriving from Africa is stretching the resources of local authorities in Spain and has prompted the governm(...)

A Rohingya Muslim refugee mourns beside the body of his child near Inani beach in Cox’s Bazar district. File photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

More than 60 people are feared dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh, the UN(...)

A paramilitary police officer carries the body of Alan Kurdi (3)  after a number of migrants died when the boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized near the Turkish resort of Bodrum on September 2nd, 2005. Photograph:  AP Photo

At least 8,500 people have died or disappeared while attempting to cross the Mediterranean since the death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian bo(...)

Iraqi armoured units are seen heading for the town of Tal Afar, the main remaining Islamic State stronghold in the northern part of the country. Photograph: AFP

Iraqi forces have pushed into the outskirts of one of the last Islamic State-held areas in the country – the northwestern city of Tal Afar. The opera(...)

Staff assist Somali, Ethiopian migrants who were forced into the sea by smugglers. Photograph: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

Roughly 50 teenage Somali and Ethiopian migrants were “deliberately drowned” early on Wednesday by a smuggler who forced 120 passengers into the sea o(...)

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