Yongo Lydia (29), a refugee from Juba, South Sudan. She described her journey to Uganda in three words: ‘trauma, pain, tears.’ Photograph: Christine Onzia Wani

For hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda debating whether to stay put or return home, a new series of potentially deadly conside(...)

Migrants and refugees, some wearing face masks for protective measures, queue in a makeshift camp next to the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph: Getty

Doctors and aid groups have warned of a looming disaster as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to hit camps for migrants and refugees across Europe. (...)

Children leaving school in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.’No one will be safe here if coronavirus arrives,’ a Congolese woman told The Irish Times.  Photograph: Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

As Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan announced their first cases of coronavirus on Friday, refugees hundreds of miles from African capital cities fretted thei(...)

Aerial view of Gwoza, the town that became the headquarters of Boko Haram’s short-lived caliphate from 2014-2015. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Two girls blew themselves up outside a mosque at the former headquarters of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, in the early hours of Sunday – the lat(...)

People gather at the site of an explosion in the northeastern Syrian Kurdish city of Qamishli on Friday.  Photograph: Mohammed Ahmad/AFP via Getty Images

Kurdish civilians have been fleeing key towns in northeastern Syria as Turkish forces continue to bombard targets for a third consecutive day. US pre(...)

 Civilians carry their belongings over their head as they flee amid Turkish bombardment on Syria’s northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AF

  Turkish ground troops have stepped up their offensive against Kurdish forces in north-eastern Syria, seizing villages and continuing an aerial(...)

A migrant carries a woman during clashes with police outside the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos on Sunday. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/Getty Images

Greece aims to deport 10,000 migrants by the end of next year, the government said on Monday, following a deadly fire and clashes at its biggest migr(...)

Health workers at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday – a grandmother and a three-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the f(...)

Health workers dressed in Ebola protective suits place a coffin containing the body of an Ebola patient to a truck at an Ebola treatment centre in the DRC. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

More than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the health ministry has said, and aid agencies exp(...)

A woman in Al-Hawl camp in northeast Syria. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Efforts to bring alleged Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith back to Ireland could begin as early as this week with the help of the Red Cross. It is u(...)

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