A girl walks in the mud  in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, where thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded by the Balkan border blockade. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels have questioned Turkey’s ability to qualify for visa liberalisation by June, in a sign of significant opposit(...)

Refugees and migrants try to board a bus following their arrival onboard a  passenger ship at the port of Piraeus, near Athens.  Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The director of the Irish office of an international medical humanitarian organisation has described her shock at the absence of basic reception condi(...)

 A young refugee rests with her family on  the Blue Star ferry bound for Athens from Kos. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Greece’s caretaker government has said it will take immediate steps to improve conditions for the thousands of refugees and migrants that have arrived(...)