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An inflatable boat off the Libyan coast. Over the past three years, tens of thousands of refugees and migrants have been caught trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea and detained without charge or trial. Photograph: Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty

Refugees and asylum seekers who have been locked up in a remote Libyan detention centre for two years, after trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to (...)

Migrants have a meal on board the SeaWatch 4 civil sea rescue ship, that is waiting for permission to run into a port, on sea between Malta and Italy. Photograph:  Thomas Lohnes/AFP via Getty Images

A boat carrying dozens of refugees burst into flames off the coast of southern Italy on Sunday as its passengers were being transferred to Italian nav(...)

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 (...)

West African migrants returning from Niger after fleeing Libya, following their failed attempt to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP via Getty

Protests are continuing in Agadez, Niger, where Sudanese refugees accuse the United Nations’ refugee agency of abandoning them in the desert after the(...)

Moroccan women porters wait to carry their bundles across the border at Barrio Chino, Melilla into Moroccan territory.

A former prostitute, a single mother and a young woman from Morocco are struggling to make ends meet, as coronavirus has halted the cross-bord(...)

Children at a displaced persons camp in the Khokha district of Yemen’s western province of Hodeida. Photograph: Khaled Ziad/AFP via Getty Images

One in 97 people on Earth have now been forcibly displaced, according to the latest annual UN Refugee Agency global trends report, which says that 79.(...)

 Refugees and security guards at a UNHCR compound in Nairobi on Monday, after a Ugandan refugee had taken his own life. Photograph:  Daniel Irungu/EPA

A refugee was found dead at the United Nations Refugee Agency compound in Nairobi on Monday, in an apparent suicide his friends are saying highlights (...)

 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(...)

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