Human Rights

Abuse, 'survival sex' a stark reality for child migrants: Report

Growing number of unaccompanied migrant children are exploited in transit and country of destination, IFRC report says.

Abuse, 'survival sex' a stark reality for child migrants: Report

Italy

Italian populist party put minister's immunity to online vote

Five Star movement asks supporters whether Matteo Salvini should be prosecuted for allegedly kidnapping migrants.

Italian populist party put minister's immunity to online vote

Migrants

US legislators try to save shutdown talks as Trump goes to border

After negotiations broke down over the weekend, politicians scramble to save talks before February 15 deadline.

US legislators try to save shutdown talks as Trump goes to border

Asylum Seekers

Palm oil industry expansion spurs Guatemala indigenous migration

Death of Jakelin Caal in US custody highlights how land conflicts and displacement fuel flight from indigenous villages.

Palm oil industry expansion spurs Guatemala indigenous migration

United Kingdom

'Stansted 15' anti-deportation activists spared jail time in UK

There is anger at the use of 'terror' laws to prosecute the activists as more flights are planned to deport migrants.

Migrants

'Complicit in tragedy': EU urged to end migrant returns to Libya

Oxfam says 5,300 people have died in the Mediterranean since Italy's EU-backed migration deal with Libya.

'Complicit in tragedy': EU urged to end migrant returns to Libya

Refugees

Detained asylum seeker wins Australian literature prize

Iranian Kurd awarded $73,000 for his book written via text messages sent from offshore prison.

Boochani: Asylum seeker on Manus wins Australian literature prize

US & Canada

ICE is force-feeding hunger-striking immigrants in the US: Report

US immigration officials are reportedly force-feeding migrants through plastic tubes, causing nose bleeds, vomiting.

ICE is force-feeding hunger-striking immigrants in the US: Report

Migrants

Migrants land in Sicily as ship crew faces uncertain fate

European countries, including France, Germany and Portugal, say they'll take in stranded migrants after Italy stalled.

Migrants land in Sicily as ship crew faces uncertain fate

Italy

Italy to open port only if Netherlands, Germany accept migrants

Diplomatic deadlock on who should take migrants continues while Italian minister defends his hard-line asylum policy.

Italy to open port only if Netherlands, Germany accept migrants

Europe

Illegal migration and human trafficking to top MED-7 summit

Cyprus is coping with an increase in the number of asylum seekers as it prepares to host a regional summit.

Cyprus

What to expect from the 2019 South EU Summit

Spain, Portugal, France, Malta, Italy, Greece and Cyprus will meet to discuss security, energy and migration.

What to expect from the 2019 South EU Summit

Italy

Italy vows to sue NGO over migrant rescue boat

While 47 migrants are stranded at sea, Italian interior minister wants to take legal action against Dutch rescue vessel.

Italy vows to sue NGO over migrant rescue boat

Human Rights

Uncertain future for refugees after Italy shuts asylum centre

Funding cuts led to imminent closure of Italy's second-largest centre for asylum seekers amid local protests.

Uncertain future for refugees after Italy shuts asylum centre

Immigration

US used detained undocumented children as 'bait': Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit alleges authorities have used detained undocumented children as 'bait' to arrest immigrants.

US used detained undocumented children as 'bait': Lawsuit