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 French soldiers use detectors to  search for improvised explosive devices during the Burkhane Operation in northern Burkina Faso, in November 2019. File photograph: Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty

Militants killed 43 people during attacks in Burkina Faso this week, turning attention back on the restive Sahel region. The Ouagadougou government (...)

European Council president Charles Michel (left), European Parliament president David Sassoli (back to camera), Greek prime minister Kyriákos Mitsotákis and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  look out of the window of a helicopter during a flight over Evros, at the Greek-Turkish border in northern Greece, on Tuesday. Photograph: Dimitris Papamitsos/EPA/Greek prime minister’s office

European Union leaders have given a show of support for Athens, describing Greece as Europe’s “shield” in deterring migrants, despite questions from t(...)

Children play in the snow at Bardarash refugee camp. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

When the snow fell, the children of Bardarash refugee camp ran outside, darting in and out of the rows of tents as they threw snowballs. The entire sc(...)

People cross from San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela to Cucuta in Colombia through ‘trochas’ – illegal trails – near the Simon Bolivar international bridge, on November 20th 2019. Photograph: Schneyder Mendoza/AFP via Getty

Emma Perez is banging on the heavy metal door of the soup kitchen hoping to get her family something to eat. She arrived in Colombia the previous nigh(...)

Harvey Duthie  will be responsible for shaping  University of Limerick Foundation’s  fundraising drive.

The University of Limerick’s (UL) fundraising arm has appointed a new chief executive. The UL Foundation, which has raised approximately €200 million(...)

Neil Gaiman meets Ayman and his family at Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan in 2014. Photograph: Jordi Matas/UNHCR

Coming up with his latest work was “ridiculously difficult”, Neil Gaiman admits. Last month the Good Omens and American Gods author, who is also an am(...)

Migrants sit on the floor at a detention centre in Libya’s Tajoura. Among those sheltering in the GDF are hundreds of survivors of the July Tajoura detention centre bombing, in which at least 53 refugees and migrants were killed. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

Until the middle of this year, long-suffering refugees in war-torn Libya called the UN Refugee Agency’s gathering and departure facility (GDF) in Trip(...)

EU commissioner for international co-operation and development Neven Mimica: has announced a €10.3 million support package for the Rwandan evacuation programme. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

In the early hours of Monday morning, more than 100 men, women, and children disembarked a flight in Kigali International Airport, taking what they ho(...)

Irish citizen Lisa Smith: The Government is understood to be making preparations for her repatriation and that of her daughter from Turkey.

In many ways, the prevarication by EU countries – with the notable exception of Ireland – over how to deal with home-grown jihadists who joined Islami(...)

Woman disembarks from the coast guard  boat in  Lampedusa, Italy, October 7th. Photograph: Epa/Pasquale Claudio Montana

Italian coast guards recovered the bodies of 13 women who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in bad weather as rescue craft approached it off (...)

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