Europe

Germany suspends Afghan deportations after Kabul blast

Angela Merkel has decided to rethink government deportation policy for Afghan asylum seekers in wake of deadly attack.

Germany suspends Afghan deportations after Kabul blast

101 East

Afghanistan: Asylum Denied

Europe is deporting thousands of Afghans back to a country which has been embroiled in chaos and war for decades.

Opinion

Legal invisibility was the best thing to happen to me

I became an undocumented migrant at age six and it changed my life.

Robtel Neajai Pailey

by Robtel Neajai Pailey

Robtel Neajai Pailey

Canada

Asylum seekers from US surge into Canada

Canada is on track to see the highest number of asylum claims in six years following the election of US President Trump.

Asylum seekers from US surge into Canada

Humanitarian crises

Thousands rescued in the Mediterranean over Easter

At least eight, including pregnant woman and child, died trying to cross the Mediterranean over Easter weekend.

Asylum Seekers

Frenzied rescues save more than 2,000 asylum seekers

A total of 2,074 people brought to safety in a day of non-stop rescues of those stranded in the Mediterranean Sea.

Frenzied rescues save more than 2,000 asylum seekers

Human Rights

UN urges EU not to send asylum seekers back to Hungary

Asylum seekers, including children, are being held in shipping containers surrounded by razor fences, the UN says.

UN urges EU not to send asylum seekers back to Hungary

Libya

4 killed as Libyan coastguard battles people-smugglers

Two suspected human traffickers also arrested and one missing after deadly firefight on the Mediterranean Sea.

4 killed as Libyan coastguard battles people-smugglers

Libya

Aid groups cut death toll from shipwreck off Libya

16-year-old Gambian said he was the only survivor on boat packed with 147 Africans, but that was untrue.

Aid groups cut death toll from shipwreck off Libya

Germany

Germany: Roma march against asylum-seeker crackdown

Demonstators protested against increasing deportations of West Balkan asylum applicants, many of whom are Roma.

Germany: Roma march against asylum-seeker crackdown

In the Field

Sweden's backlash: Why the tide is turning for refugees

We speak to Swedish politicians and citizens to find out what is behind the current backlash against immigration.

Refugees

Swedish Arctic ski resort offers escape from wars

About 600 asylum seekers spent the winter where temperatures dip below -30C and the sun stays down for a month.

Swedish Arctic ski resort offers escape from wars

Asylum Seekers

Australia: Appeal to free detainee receiving threats

Petition to bring Iranian asylum seeker from offshore prison to Australia made by advocates after his life threatened.

Australia: Appeal to free detainee receiving threats

Refugees

Sweden detains Poles over plot to attack asylum centre

Arrests come as Sweden’s far right becomes increasingly vocal and as incitement for attacks against refugees spreads.

Sweden detains Poles over plot to attack asylum centre

Politics

US guards 'taunt hunger-striking asylum seekers'

Staff accused of eating pizzas in front of inmates, amid calls for their release from for-profit detention centres.

US guards 'taunt hunger-striking asylum seekers'