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(...)

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 (...)