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The detained migrants were sent to detention centres such as this one  in Tripoli. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

The Libyan coast guard has stopped 113 migrants trying to reach Italy over the past two days, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as boat departures(...)

The aftermath of an attack on the Qasr bin Ghashir  detention centre near Tripoli on Tuesday.

Refugees and migrants were praying inside a detention centre in south Tripoli this week when fighters aligned with Libya’s eastern forces opened fire,(...)

Members of Libyan internationally recognised government forces evacuate a family in the al-Swani area of Tripoli. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah

It was night when the baby girl came into the world, in a big hall surrounded by hundreds of refugees and migrants cowering with fear, as fighting bet(...)

Zuhair Fakir, his wife Angham and their  daughter Lorca (8), who now live in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly/UNHCR

When Zuhair Fakir, his wife Angham and their eight-year-old daughter Lorca arrived into Dublin Airport shortly before Christmas last year, they were s(...)

The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from the Mediterranean was the lowest in five years in 2018. Photograph:  Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty Images

An average of six people died each day trying to cross the Mediterranean in 2018, according to new figures released by the UN refugee agency, the UNHC(...)

Migrants are rescued in the Mediterranean Sea: the EU has allocated more than €300 million to Libya with the aim of stopping migration. Photograph: EPA/Alexander Draheim

The Souq al Khamis detention centre in Khoms, Libya, is so close to the sea that migrants and refugees can hear waves crashing on the shore. Its detai(...)

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun posing for a photo at the UNHCR office in Bangkok before her departure for Canada. Photograph: Khaled Ibrahim/UNHCR/AFP/Getty Images

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home has left Thailand for Canada, which has(...)

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

The United Nations has asked Australia to consider refugee resettlement for an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her fami(...)

Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is greeted by Thai immigration authorities at a hotel inside Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Reuters

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi Arabian woman who fled her family and is now under UN protection in Thailand, has been sustained through the “terri(...)

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(...)

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