Refugee crisis

June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017

What humanity has chosen to forget

Years later, we are now witnessing the greatest movement of the uprooted that the world has ever known. Even more than during the Second World War, as some 65.3 million people were displaced from...

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Mouhamad’s journey

Mouhamad, a 40-year-old dentist and poet, lived in Aleppo, Syria, for many years.

February 26, 2016
February 26, 2016

Migrant crisis: MOAS to begin mission in Andaman Sea

Global search and rescue charity, Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), will begin a new mission in the Andaman Sea and adjacent areas on March 3 to track, monitor and, if needed, provide search and...

February 12, 2016
February 12, 2016

2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death

Two suspected people-smugglers go on trial in Turkey accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi — whose drowning put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis — and four other people.

January 22, 2016
January 22, 2016

Gates: US 'should take more' refugees

The United States "should set a better example" by taking in more refugees, the billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates tells the BBC.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

Events that shaped the year: Refugee crisis places Europe in quandary

European Union leaders have held no less than five emergency summits but still, they keep on coming: by the time this year ends, Europe would have received at least 1.2 million refugees.

December 10, 2015
December 10, 2015

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali criticises Donald Trump

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali criticises US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering America.

November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015

Australia receives first five Syrian refugees

Five Syrians have become the first of 12,000 refugees to arrive in Australia under a one-off plan to resettle people fleeing the country's conflict.

November 15, 2015
November 15, 2015

Europe's populist right targets migration after Paris attacks

Populist leaders around Europe rushed to demand an end to an influx of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa on Saturday after a wave of deadly attacks in Paris claimed by Islamic...

November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015

Sweden brings in migrant border checks

Sweden announces the introduction of temporary border checks to control the flow of migrants into the country.