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Stories<p>Fifty-six women, men and children most of whom were in dire straits in Libya find a warm welcome in rural France via Niger.<p>Stories<p>Table tennis …

Think the aid system can cope? It can’t

Over the past decade, a chorus of experts has warned that the world’s humanitarian aid system is fast approaching its limits.<p>After the many terrible …

Antonio Guterres

Jailed asylum seekers in Israel told to 'huddle together' to stay warm

A tour bus that got bogged down in the mud this week in the parking area of the Holot detention facility in the Negev became an instant allegory for …

Asylum Seekers

Three Baby Brothers

Born on New Year’s Day, Syrian triplets begin their lives as refugees while a snowstorm bears down on their grieving household.<p>Triplets Riyadh, Ahmed …

Pregnancy

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Land of no return

'We had our own little code to warn them it was a dawn raid and to get out. There's more than one way of getting out of the flats - there's two staircases and two lifts, so you could play games if you knew how. If we were a thorn in their flesh, then good."<p>Sixty-seven-year-old Jean Donnachie …

Rome's homeless refugees at the heart of European law row - video

European court rules that asylum seekers cannot be removed to other EU countries if they risk being treated 'inhumanely'<p>Published: 21 Dec 2011<p>Refugees are deported back to the first EU country they entered, often Italy or Greece, which have the worst welfare provision<p>Published: 7 Oct 2011<p>Four court …

UK failing to share burden of migration crisis, says southern Europe

Italy and Greece have accused Britain and its northern European neighbours of not sharing the responsibility for a crisis in migration that has left them struggling to cope.<p>During a year in which the Arab spring has accelerated migration to Europe and the economic crisis has made it harder to deal …

Dublin regulation leaves asylum seekers with their fingers burnt

Awet spreads his hands out and shows us his scarred fingertips. "He burned his fingertips so he could apply for asylum like a new person," explains his friend.<p>A group of men are gathered in the back room of a large squat on the outskirts of Rome, talking about their struggle to beat the European …

EU must open doors to avoid Syrian refugee catastrophe, says UN

The crisis posed by millions of refugees from Syria's civil war flooding into neighbouring countries is becoming a humanitarian and political catastrophe that can only be eased if Europe opens its doors, the UN and European commission have warned.<p>More than 2.1 million refugees have been registered …

Fortress Europe: have border controls worked? An interactive guide | Global development | theguardian.com

Let us find room for Syria's refugees

We have been deeply upset and angered by the coverage of the Syrian conflict brought into our living rooms by the world's media. The scale and gravity of the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the region is difficult to comprehend.<p>The government's response so far has given us cause for great pride; …

Syria's refugee crisis: drops in the ocean

Amid the diplomatic to and fro ahead of next week's scheduled Geneva talks, the reports of jihadi massacres in the north or chemical weapons disposal, it is easy to neglect Syria's great human tragedy: the plight of more than 6 million displaced people who have fled their homes, 2.3 million of them …

The refugee challenge: can you break into Fortress Europe? - interactive

John Domokos, Harriet Grant and Guardian Interactive team

A Syrian-Palestinian refugee in Egypt: 'If I go back to Syria I will die'

For Mahmoud, a Syrian-Palestinian civil servant from the fringes of Damascus, the injustice did not stop after his 12-year-old son was maimed during the Syrian civil war. It did not stop when they fled Syria for Egypt, nor when Egyptian xenophobia forced them to try to reach Europe by boat, nor …

A Somali refugee in Italy: 'There's a feeling of total disorientation'

Dapper and cracking jokes, Abubakar Mukhtar could pass for any other gregarious young student as he sips his coffee in a low-lit literary cafe in Rome. But there is little that is ordinary about this 26-year-old's short life; and when he laughs, it is often about things many people would find …

Europe faces 'colossal humanitarian catastrophe' of refugees dying at sea

The United Nations has been forced to consider establishing refugee holding centres in north Africa and the Middle East due to the spiralling numbers of migrants attempting perilous journeys across the Mediterranean in a desperate effort to reach Europe.<p>The UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, has said for …

Desperate Syrian refugees risk all in bid to reach Europe

Moataz, a Syrian who fled to Egypt a year ago, has since tried to cross the Mediterranean 11 times. His first attempt failed after smugglers robbed him at knife-point shortly before he reached the water. Another ended when his boat was stopped by Egyptian coastguards, who jailed him and his family …

Thousands of African child migrants feared in thrall to Italian traffickers

Thousands of migrant children are disappearing after arriving in mainland Europe, triggering concerns that they are falling prey to a new and thriving market for child trafficking and forced labour.<p>Of some 12,164 unaccompanied minors who arrived in Italy from north Africa this year, about one-third …

Traffickers turn to teenagers to drive migrant boats across Mediterranean

Traffickers in Egypt and Libya are increasingly using children to drive boats of migrants to Italy. Many of these teenagers are then detained and imprisoned by the Italian authorities, facing up to 15 years in jail and fines of hundreds of thousands of euros.<p>This year, 18 children have been sent to …

Crises in Middle East and Africa lead to fourfold increase in migration to Europe

The number of migrants landing on Italian shores quadrupled last year, as more than 170,000 people from the Middle East and Africa fled humanitarian crises, piling pressure on the EU to form a long-term migration strategy.<p>Syrians fleeing civil war and Eritreans escaping forced conscription …

Libya's most successful people smuggler: 'I provide a service'

With a joint of hashish in one hand and a can of Red Bull in the other, one of Libya's most successful people smugglers reclines in his apartment, the rooms strewn with bowls of chocolates, and explains the rationale behind his business. "I am not a criminal," he says. "I provide a service."<p>In his …

Philippine Catholic Church struggles with social costs of labour migration

MANILA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Almost 5,000 Filipinos left their homes every day between 2010 and 2013 to seek work overseas, government data shows, most hoping to provide an education for their children and to meet the most basic needs of their families.<p>That startling statistic helped make the …

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