Eritrea

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Israeli prime minister Binjamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

In a dramatic last-minute U-turn, Israel has cancelled the deportation of some 35,000 African asylum seekers that was due to begin in the coming days.(...)

Rwandan refugees in Israel demonstrate after Israeli authorities decided to deport refugees.Photograph: Kobi Wolf/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Earlier this month Israel began implementing a new policy to deport African asylum seekers. Immigration officials handed out letters to Eritrean and S(...)

Ugandan teacher Akwii Mary Goretti, speaking to students in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One teacher for every 100 students. That’s the reality for Mary Goretti, a secondary school teacher from Uganda who works in a refugee camp. But tha(...)

The Immigration Act 2004 sets out 11 grounds on which an individual can be refused permission to enter the State. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Most people refused entry at Irish air and sea ports in 2016 were Brazilian, Albanian, US and South African citizens, according to statistics released(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu:  has called the migrants’ presence a threat to Israel’s social fabric and Jewish character. Photograph: Tsafrir Abayov/AP

Israel said on Wednesday it would pay thousands of African migrants living illegally in the country to leave, threatening them with jail if they are c(...)

Men and children gather in Shagarab refugee camp in eastern Sudan. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Nurah suspected her 13-year-old son was dead when the smuggler who claimed to be holding him hostage refused to put him on the phone. That was three y(...)

Mary T Murphy, originally from Cork, is refugee programme manager for the Goal aid agency’s two refugee camps in the Gambela region of Ethiopia – Kule and Tierkidi – near the South Sudanese border. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/Goal

European leaders should visit refugee camps in Ethiopia and Uganda to learn how to manage the stream of asylum seekers arriving on Italian, Greek and (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney will today announce an additional €11 million in humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa region. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney will today announce an additional €11 million in humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa region. (...)

A picture taken on June 9, 2017 shows a woman displaced by Ethiopia’s drought walking with a branch at a displaced persons camp in Werder. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS STEIN

We have heard the warnings before, but the threats posed by the current famine emergency gripping vast areas of East Africa remain as stark and as mer(...)

Shimelba was the first Eritrean refugee camp to open, in 2004. It now houses more than 6,000 refugees. Photograph: James Jeffrey

Each night along the border of arid hills, Eritreans cautiously move through the terrain’s dead ground out of sight of their own military to escape in(...)

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