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Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun (18) being escorted by a Thai immigration officer and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees  officials at the Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok. Photograph:  Thai Immigration Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

An 18-year-old Saudi woman seeking passage to asylum in Australia after fleeing her family in Saudi Arabia and renouncing Islam will be temporarily ad(...)

Migrants in difficulty are approached by the Aquarius. Photograph: Patrick Barr/AP

In Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, Ibrahim is saving up money so he can try the sea again. He’s 17, a gay Somali who fled his home in Mogadishu wh(...)

Migrants in the Ganzour centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli in September. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

A young Eritrean man tried to take his own life in a Libyan migrant detention centre on Monday, three weeks after a Somali man died by suicide in the (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron meets  local  residents, officials and emergency services during a visit to  the Aude department in Villalier on Monday, where 14 people died in flash floods. France October 22, 2018. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/Pool via Reuters

“The world is fracturing . . . Europe is leaning almost everywhere towards the extremes and towards nationalism. Those who don’t see what is happening(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, is welcomed by French president Emmanuel Macron, at the Elysée Palace. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

French president Emmanuel Macron performed a delicate balancing act at a press conference with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after th(...)

Civilians evacuate the area as the Iraqi counter-terrorism service  advances towards the Yabasat neighbourhood of Mosul on March Thursday  during the ongoing offensive to push Islamic State  jihadists out of the city. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

About 400,000 Iraqi civilians are trapped in the Islamic State-held Old City of western Mosul, short of food and basic needs as the battle between the(...)

A migrant eats as others stand in line to receive free food outside a derelict customs warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Serbia’s accommodation for refugees and migrants is now full to capacity and people smugglers are exploiting rising desperation among those seeking pa(...)

Migrants and refugees walking through the port of Piraeus after arriving from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios IN February, 2016: On Monday, some 460 people landed on Greek islands from Turkey – almost as many as arrived during the whole of the previous week and the biggest daily figure for several months. Photograph:   Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel McLaughlin Balkan states are on the alert for any surge in the number of asylum seekers heading for western Europe, as Ankara warns the EU ov(...)

Rescued: a Naval Service rigid inflatable boat brings refugees back to the LÉ Eithne in the Mediterranean. Photograph: David Jones/Irish Defence Forces

It takes a little while to find the place in the Addolorata cemetery, Malta’s largest, on a hill above Valletta. Two elderly officials, who are abo(...)

 Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance Seán Sherlock, who said that the Rapid  Response Corps played a key role in the State’s humanitarian response strategy. Irish Aid has called for skilled volunteers to consider joining the corps. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish Aid is calling for skilled and experienced volunteers to consider joining the Irish Rapid Response Corps as part of the Government’s programme f(...)