Refugees

Italy says 3,000 rescued in Mediterranean Sea

Italian coastguard says about 3,000 refugees were saved from boats in the Mediterranean Sea in a single day.

Italian coastguard: 3,000 rescued in Mediterranean Sea

Human Rights

African migrants 'sold at open slave markets' in Libya

People are held for ransom, forced labour or sexual exploitation after being sold for up to $500, UN agency says.

IOM: African migrants traded in Libya's 'slave markets'

Migrants

Nearly 150 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

16-year-old Gambian says he's the only survivor after boat packed with 147 Africans goes down in the Mediterranean.

Nearly 150 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

Humanitarian crises

6,000 people rescued from the Mediterranean

The refugees and migrants were rescued on the Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, IOM says.

6,000 people rescued from the Mediterranean

Refugees

At least 525 refugees drowned in early 2017

Number of drowned in Mediterranean from January to early March higher than last year, raising alarm among rights groups.

IOM: 525 refugees die at sea in first few weeks of 2017

Libya

Amid Libya's chaos, human traffickers have free rein

Militias collude with corrupt officials to extort and abuse migrants seeking to reach Europe.

Amid Libya's chaos, human traffickers have free rein

Human Rights

Canada locking up hundreds of children each year

New report says children held alongside parents in immigration detention are at risk of 'serious' human rights abuses.

Canada locking up hundreds of children each year

Poverty & Development

An unknown migrant route into EU runs through Lithuania

A newly discovered route through Lithuania's eastern border opens gateway into Western Europe for migrants and refugees.

An unknown migrant route into EU runs through Lithuania

Migrants

More than 1,000 migrants storm border at Spain's Ceuta

Five Spanish policemen and 50 members of the Moroccan forces were injured, including one who lost an eye.

More than 1,000 migrants storm border at Spain's Ceuta

Nepal

Increasing number of deaths among Nepali workers

Despite the rising number of deaths caused mainly by heart attacks, an increasing number of Nepalese seek work overseas.

Increasing number of deaths among Nepali workers

Inside Story

What is the world doing for migrants?

There are more migrants in the world than ever before, with many left with no choice but to leave their own country.

European Union

Refugee arrivals in 2016 fall as deaths hit record

While the number of people who arrived in Europe in 2016 dropped, the number of drownings reached a record.

2016: Refugee arrivals fall as deaths hit record

Australia

Australian PM 'confident' Trump will keep refugee deal

Once in office, Trump could veto deal for US to take 1,200 refugees from Australia's offshore prison facilities.

Australian PM 'confident' Trump will keep refugee deal

Australia

Protesters abseil down Australian parliament building

Protesters demanding closure of offshore prison camps abseil down parliament, stopping its proceedings for a second day.

Refugee protests disrupt Australian parliament

France

Charity: A third of minors missing after Calais closure

Refugee Youth Services said nearly 1 in 3 children it tracked are missing after French authorities closed the camp.

Charity: A third of minors missing after Calais closure