Supporters of far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro taking part in a protest  in Brasilia on May 3rd. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

For thousands of Venezuelans who sought refuge in the northern Brazilian city of Boa Vista, life was already tough. Fleeing economic collapse at home,(...)

One week after trying to cross the Mediterranean, there has been no sign of 16-year-old Yahya, a football fan with a strong work ethic.

Last week, Fuad – an Eritrean refugee in Sweden – got a message from his 20-year-old brother saying he was going to try to cross the Mediterranean Sea(...)

A researcher works on virus replication in order to development a vaccine for Covid-19, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photograph: Douglas Magno/Getty

The global rush to produce vaccines and treatments against Covid-19 cannot be allowed proceed without adequate scientific scrutiny, according to leadi(...)

Migrants and refugees, some wearing face masks for protective measures, queue in a makeshift camp next to the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph: Getty

Doctors and aid groups have warned of a looming disaster as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to hit camps for migrants and refugees across Europe. (...)

Motorcyclists have their temperature  measured on a road outside the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Photograph: Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty

As Africa prepares for a surge in coronavirus cases, the lack of intensive care beds and ventilators in many countries is becoming starkly apparent. (...)

Tailor Mama Ojara (28) lives in one room with five others in Namuwongo, Kampala. Photograph: Sally Hayden

As the western world practices “social distancing”, residents of the world’s slums grapple with the idea that they could be decimated by a coronavirus(...)

Migrants  are pictured during a rescue operation  off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF/Handout via Reuters

A 24-year-old man has died and many more were injured after a fire broke out in a migrant detention centre in Libya, in which hundreds of refugees and(...)

The vehicle Nicola Cochrane was travelling in (front) was attacked by men on motorbikes who smashed the windows of five cars carrying doctors, nurses, psychologists, a pharmacist and a translator. Photograph: Nicola Cochrane

An Irish doctor volunteering in the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos has described how the car she was travelling in on Sunday was attacked (...)

EU foreign affairs chief  Josep Borrell:  told journalists ships deployed under Operation EU Active Surveillance would be withdrawn if there was any evidence of them acting as a “pull factor” for migrants.  Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Human rights groups have criticised an announcement by the EU that it will deploy naval assets in the Mediterranean to monitor the Libyan arms embargo(...)

Residents of the island of Lesbos  demonstrate against migrant camps, at the port of Mytilene,  January 22nd. Photograph:  Aris Messinis/ AFP/Getty

“We want our lives back. We want our islands back.” So reads the sign hung above the town hall in the centre of Mytilene, the capital of the Greek isl(...)

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