Alan Kurdi

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Supporters of Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar demonstrate in Benghazi. On April 4th, 2019 Haftar ordered his self-styled Libyan National Army to advance on Tripoli in a bid to take the capital. Photograph: Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images

Each night, at home in western Tripoli, Asma makes a calculation. Is an explosion likely to rip through her wall, coming from the direction of the fig(...)

 A Libyan man  holds up his Libyan passport on the deck of the Alan Kurdi rescue ship. Photograph: Sally Hayden

“It’s beautiful,” said a father, as he gazed at the Sicilian coast looming before him. “My country could be beautiful but it needs 10, 15 years.” He (...)

A child being rescued from a wooden boat off the Libyan coast in the early hours of Friday, December 27th. Photograph: Sally Hayden

The alarm sounded shortly after midnight on Friday. Bleary-eyed volunteers and crew stumbled up to the mess room for a briefing. There was a boat, the(...)

Leoluca Orlando, the mayor of Palermo,  Sicily, points at a Palermo flag he has gifted the Alan Kurdi rescue ship. ‘I think what happens in Libya is a shame for the Italian government, it’s a shame for the European Union, it’s a shame for all European states.’ Photograph: Sally Hayden

As the Alan Kurdi rescue ship drew away from port in Palermo, Sicily, the city’s mayor waved a vigorous goodbye. “This is your home,” Leoluca Orlando (...)

People attend the inauguration of the Alan Kurdi rescue ship in Palma de Mallorca. File photograph: Jaime Reina/AFP via Getty Images

Palermo, Italy At the end of a long dock, past large container ships, cranes and warehouses, and framed by the twinkling lights of Palermo across the(...)

Fr Tony Coote pictured in July 2018. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Fr Tony Coote Born: June 16th, 1964 Died: August 28th, 2019 The Dublin priest, campaigner and latterly author Fr Tony Coote died on Wednesday, aged 5(...)

Daisy McCarthy at work in the clinic in Lesvos.

The camp was imposing with its huge fences bristling with razor wire. I kept my sunglasses on and my head down as we made our way to the makeshift cli(...)

The mother of Layla Ghandour, a Palestinian baby of eight months who died during Monday’s violence in Gaza, holds her at the morgue of al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Tuesday. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

Layla Ghandour, an eight-month-old girl with sparkling green eyes, was in the arms of her grandmother when a cloud of tear gas engulfed them at the pr(...)

The ‘Jungle’, Calais, in  November 2015.  The first 80 students were taken  from the camp in October 2016 and they were joined by 51 more students last month. Photograph: NurPhoto via Getty Images

Seven women and 124 men from a dozen countries survived the Calais “Jungle” and other refugee encampments to enrol as full-time students at the Univer(...)

A paramilitary police officer carries the body of Alan Kurdi (3)  after a number of migrants died when the boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized near the Turkish resort of Bodrum on September 2nd, 2005. Photograph:  AP Photo

At least 8,500 people have died or disappeared while attempting to cross the Mediterranean since the death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian bo(...)

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