Migrants gather in a park across from City Hall in Sarajevo on May 3rd. In an election year, the issue is becoming a source of political tension in the country.  Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

A United Nations agency is urging EU and Balkan states to help Bosnia manage thousands of migrants who are already in the country and hundreds more w(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk (left) on an official visit to Bosnian capital Sarajevo last Thursday shaking hands with members of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency: Bakir Izetbegovic, Dragan Covic and Mladen Ivanic. Photograph:   Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnia and international organisations are calling for urgent action to manage a surge in the number of migrants arriving in the country, which people(...)

On Saturday January 27th, 2018, 329 refugees and migrants, mostly from Eritrea and Bangladesh, waited to be rescued by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil. Photograph: Santi Palacios/AP

An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler’s boat capsized early on Friday, leaving three known surv(...)

A sign above the entrance to the Casa Del Migrante –  “House of Migrants” – on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez reads “Welcome brother and sister migrants”. Photograph: Stephen Starr

For decades, the US has been the promised land and a refuge for people fleeing poverty and violence across South and Central America. But with a recor(...)

Hungarian hostility: migrants face police at Budapest’s main railway station in 2015. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Complaints by Hungary and Slovakia about EU migration policy have been dismissed by the European Court of Justice. In affirming that the two member (...)

Women and children at an IDP settlement 60km south of the town of Gode, reachable only along a dirt track through the desiccated landscape. Photograph: James Jeffrey

Fourteen kilometres outside the Ethiopian town of Gode, a group of women with bands of dusty children clutching their dresses point to a patch of grou(...)

Summer is approaching and with it comes the spectre of mass death in the Mediterranean. Yet again, the improving weather has coincided with a spike in(...)

Of course there are good reasons why this State has yet to take any refugees from the thousands in Italy’s teeming, crowded camps. In this case, appar(...)

The graves in Izmir of 24 children, whose names are unknown, who drowned trying to reach Greece. Photograph: Stephen Starr

There is a pitiful sight in a quiet corner of a graveyard on a hill above Izmir, Turkey. Numbers – 25422, 25580 written in white paint – have been sp(...)

The remains of a migrant raft in  the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast during a search and rescue operation by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their de(...)

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