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An Eritrean teenager in a dormitory for unaccompanied minors in Shagarab refugee camp, eastern Sudan, in 2017. Many Eritreans stop here before travelling on towards Libya. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In Libya, migrants pay smugglers to get them to Europe. Instead, they are tortured, raped, killed First came the smell, then the sight of hundreds(...)

Climate conditions had created a situation that allowed an “unprecedented” number of locusts to gather, a spokeswoman for the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

A swarm of desert locusts has entered South Sudan, bringing east Africa’s worst locust outbreak in decades to an eighth country. The locusts crossed(...)

Desert locusts in northern Kenya: small planes flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Karimi Phides was inside her home when the first swarm of locusts came two weeks ago. The 25-year-old heard a buzzing and ran to the door. “They made (...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One in Maryland. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US president Donald Trump issued an expanded version of his travel ban on Friday that targets prospective immigrants from Nigeria and five other count(...)

A man who was seriously injured when his tent was lifted by an industrial vehicle as part of a ‘clean-up’ of the Grand Canal in Dublin on Tuesday is o(...)

Commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar meeting  Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in Moscow on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Russian ministry of foreign affairs

Almost 1,000 refugees and migrants have been returned to war-torn Libya from the Mediterranean Sea in the first two weeks of 2020, according to the UN(...)

A man leans over to talk to a friend being held in the Marsa centre in Malta. Photograph: Sally Hayden

When dozens of refugees and migrants arrived on the shores of Malta in a wooden boat last summer, the officials who met them said they needed a medica(...)

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 (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said It is ‘only right and proper’ that Ireland plays its part and offers a helping hand. File photograph: Getty

Almost 3,000 refugees will be settled in Ireland over the next four years under plans announced in Geneva on Tuesday by the Minister of State with res(...)

Ethiopia’s prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed:  recognised for bringing an end to conflict between Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea, along with domestic reforms. Photograph: Fredrik Varfjell/AFP

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, where he was recognised for his work in bringing an end to conflic(...)

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