Migrant crisis

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

Dozens feared dead in migrant shipwreck

Up to 30 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast while some 50 have been rescued by EU vessels from the sea.

May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016

Bangladeshi asylum seeker dies on Manus Island

A Bangladeshi refugee dies of heart failure on Nauru, the second death in as many weeks on the tiny South Pacific island where detainees have been hurting themselves in protests, Australian...

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

Pope takes Syrian migrants to Vatican

Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016

‘Many issues’ in way of EU migrant deal

EU leaders are to meet to finalise a deal with Turkey to help ease the migrant crisis.

March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016

Macedonia shuts border to migrants

Macedonia has said it will no longer let any migrants through its border with Greece, effectively blocking the Balkan route north.

March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016

Slovenia, Croatia ban transit of migrants as crisis spirals

Slovenia and neighbouring Croatia will refuse the transit of most migrants through their territory in a bid to seal off the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands of people seeking a new life...

March 5, 2016
March 5, 2016

EU chief sees first consensus on migrant crisis

EU president Donald Tusk strikes an unusually upbeat note on the migrant crisis as Turkey raised the possibility of taking back non-Syrian asylum seekers.

March 3, 2016
March 3, 2016

'Do not come to Europe' - EU's Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk has warned illegal economic migrants against coming to Europe, during a new push to solve the EU migrant crisis.

March 2, 2016
March 2, 2016

Migrant crisis: EU to unveil emergency aid plan

The European Union is preparing to spend hundreds of millions of euros on humanitarian aid, as Greece struggles to cope with an influx of migrants.

March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016

Over 131,000 migrants reached Europe by sea in 2016: UN

More than 131,000 migrants and refugees reach Europe via the Mediterranean this year, more than the total number in the first half of 2015, the United Nations says.