Doubts over identity of 'smuggler' extradited to Italy

Authorities identify suspect as Medhane Yehdego Mered, but witnesses reportedly say it is a case of mistaken identity.


Libya: More than 100 refugees drown after boat capsizes

More than 100 bodies are recovered near Zuwarah in latest disaster involving refugees trying to reach Europe, navy says.


Using drones in refugee search and rescue efforts

Humanitarian organisations and volunteers advocate for the use of drones technology to locate refugees at sea.


Austria adopts strict laws to keep out refugees

Parliament votes in favour of law that can declare a 'state of emergency' if refugee numbers rise.

War & Conflict

UN to probe reports hundreds drowned in Mediterranean

Witnesses say boat carrying 400-500 people sank on Monday.


Refugees tear-gassed at Macedonia-Greece border

Hundreds injured as Macedonian police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at refugees trying to cross over from Greece.


More migrants shipped back to Turkey under EU pact

The 124 people sent from the Greek island of Lesbos to Turkey were from countries other than Syria.


EU to 'scale up' deportation of refugees to Turkey

As EU plans to intensify deportations, refugees still making desperate attempt to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece.

European Union

Deported refugees arrive in Turkey as part of EU deal

Around 200 arrive smoothly as part of deal aimed at stemming crisis but rights fears persist over future asylum seekers.


Syria's children: Lost and missing across Europe

When you view refugee children purely as a problem to solve, something has gone wrong with your thinking.

by Rachel Shabi


Aid groups withdraw from Greece's refugee 'hotspots'

Citing "mass expulsion operation", relief groups pulling out say refugees are vulnerable after Turkey-EU deal.


Greek solidarity movement embraces refugees

Citizens' initiatives created during debt crisis to help destitute Greeks now playing key role in helping refugees.

Human Rights

Refugees continue to arrive in Greece despite EU deal

Five boats carrying Syrians arrive from Turkey hours after deal aiming to cut off refugee route to EU comes into force.

Human Rights

For refugees in Idomeni, Greece, nothing left but hope

Idomeni camp overcome by despair as numbers continue to grow after Macedonian border closure.

War & Conflict

Hungary sentences refugees for breaching border fence

During the first two weeks of March, at least 1,428 were arrested for breaching Hungary's border fence with Serbia.