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Italian deputy PM and leader of the League party Matteo Salvini: said the boats were not Rome’s problem. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he was working to prevent two rescue ships operated by French and Spanish charities from brin(...)

UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi speaks to  Simon Carswell in Dublin this week. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Record numbers of refugees – and the forced mass movement of many more from conflict, poverty, disease and climate change – have made the planet a mor(...)

A protest was held in Cork on Monday over the deportation of two asylum seekers.

Asylum seekers in Cork have said they may go on hunger strike to highlight their concerns about sudden deportations of people from Ireland allegedly b(...)

Migrants waiting for food and clothes at the migrant camp Vucjak, in Bihac area, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Wednesday. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

More than 70 million people are now forcibly displaced – double the level of 20 years ago, according to new figures from the United Nations refugee ag(...)

A girl washes clothes as families stand outside a school used as a shelter for Internally Displaced People from northern Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou. Photograph: Olympia De Maismont/AFP

More than 70 million people worldwide are fleeing war, persecution and conflict, the highest number ever recorded, according to the UN Refugee Agency.(...)

Mansaf surrounded by various salads in the home of Um Haya and Abu Haya in Azraq camp

The last thing I want after a long shift is to hear restaurant chatter. The kitchen porters are still going, the pastry chefs are up until 3am, so if (...)

A child who was among 73 migrants rescued by a coast guard patrol after the inflatable boat carrying them capsized off the western Libyan coast  on Sunday. At least two died and 25 were missing. Photograph: Ayman al-Sahili/Reuters

A legal submission to the International Criminal Court has called for the EU to be prosecuted for the deaths of migrants trying to cross the central M(...)

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari waves at the crowd while he drives around the venue during his inauguration for a second term in Abuja. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for a second term on Wednesday, with an array of challenges ahead. The 76-year-old was re-elected i(...)

Allegations of corruption in Uganda’s refugee programme led to the discovery that there were 300,000 fewer refugees in the country than previously thought. Photograph: Michele Sibiloni/Getty Images

Germany has followed the UK and Japan in suspending some aid meant for refugees in Uganda, in reaction to what they say is a lack of justice and accou(...)

Former High Court judge Dr Bryan McMahon has   called for more direct provision centres to be built on  State-owned sites. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government should build more direct provision centres on State-owned land rather than using private contractors and relying on unsuitable and cost(...)

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