Europe's migrant crisis

June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016

British politician quits Brexit camp, citing 'lies and xenophobia'

British politician, Sayeeda Warsi accuses those campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union of spreading lies, hate and xenophobia, saying she is switching to the "Remain" camp.

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

84 migrants still missing after boat sinks off Libya: IOM

Eighty-four migrants are still missing after an inflatable craft sank off the coast of Libya, according to survivors cited by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016

UNHCR fears 500 dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

The UN refugee agency says it feared around 500 migrants from Africa had drowned in the Mediterranean after witnesses said their overcrowded boat sank.

March 8, 2016
March 8, 2016

EU, Turkey leaders seek to realise 'game-changing' migrant plan

EU and Turkish leaders seek to turn into a lasting accord a plan on easing Europe's migrant crisis hailed as a game-changer by Ankara and Brussels but swiftly criticised by the UN's refugee chief.

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

10,000 child migrants 'missing'

More than 10,000 migrant children may have disappeared after arriving in Europe over the past two years, the EU's police intelligence unit says.

October 17, 2015
October 17, 2015

Migrants reach Slovenia as Hungary closes Croatia border

Hungary has closed its border with Croatia in an effort to stem the flow of migrants through the country en route to western Europe.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

EU adopts migrant relocation plan

EU ministers approve plans to relocate 120,000 migrants, with Hungary and Czech Republic among four countries voting against.

September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015

Europe migrant influx picks up

The flow of migrants through the Balkans picks up again with thousands entering Croatia, and the number doubling in a day for Germany.

September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015

Migrant crisis: Austria to deploy troops

Austria says it is deploying troops to help deal with a migrant influx, and will tighten controls on its border with Hungary.

September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015

Germany 'to start border controls'

Germany is to introduce some form of border controls with Austria, German and Austrian media report, as thousands more migrants arrive this weekend.