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Robert Pether with his wife Desree: Ms Pether, who lives in Elphin with their children, says the Government so far “has done nothing, nothing”.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has been asked to help secure the release of an Irish resident held without charge in Iraq since(...)

Migrants flee as a fire burns in the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos in September 2020. File photograph: Manolis Lagoutaris/AFP/Getty

Four Afghan asylum-seekers were sentenced to 10 years in prison in Greece on Saturday for their part in a fire that destroyed the Moria migrant camp (...)

CDU candidate for chancellor  Armin Laschet: ‘These comparisons with trains – I don’t make them myself.’  Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Elections in a small eastern German state with fewer people than Berlin may have marked the turning point in a year that will determine who succeeds A(...)

A family who fled Syria  in Vejle, Denmark. Denmark has declared the area around the Syrian capital, Damascus, safe for refugees to return to. Photograph:  Tom Little/AFP via Getty Images

The Danish parliament approved a law on Thursday that will allow Denmark to process asylum seekers outside Europe, in a move that has drawn anger from(...)

Rescued migrants receive food aid as they disembark  from a Libyan coastguard vessel upon its arrival at the capital Tripoli’s naval base. Photograph:  Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

At least 293 women and 224 children are among 4,159 people who have been intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea this year by the EU-supported Libyan co(...)

Ireland’s family reunification legislation relies on an ‘outdated’  concept of family,  Ireland’s human rights and equality commissioner Sinéad Gibney has said. File photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Ireland’s family reunification legislation relies on an “outdated” and “traditional” concept of family which fails to recognise the lived experiences (...)

Rohingya refugees look at the remains of Monday’s fire at the Rohingya refugee camp in Balukhali, southern Bangladesh. Photograph: Shafiqur Rahman/AP

Aid workers searched on Wednesday to reunite Rohingya Muslim families separated when a huge fire swept through the world’s biggest refugee settlement (...)

Rohingya refugees  at the site of Monday’s fire at a   camp in Balukhali, southern Bangladesh. Photograph: Shafiqur Rahman/AP

At least 15 people have been killed in a massive fire that ripped through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, while at least 400 remain missing, th(...)

  A group of displaced Syrians reside inside ancient buildings dating back to the ancient Roman and Byzantine eras  in the northern countryside of Idlib. Photograph:  Omar Albam/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Global humanitarian figures and NGOs have urged world leaders to urgently make Covid-19 vaccinations available to millions of refugees and others dis(...)

Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, are assisted by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Open Arms, after being located sailing adrift on an overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean sea, about 85 miles north of Libya, on Thursday. Photograph: Joan Mateu/AP Photo

Mahdi spent most of this year pleading for urgent evacuation from Libya so his daughter’s life could be saved. The little girl, Mahjah, was just 17 m(...)

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