At least 44 migrants dead as boats sink

2016-01-22 18:13

At least 44 people including 20 children have died after their boats sank on their way from Turkey to Greece.

Syrians say world has forgotten them

2016-01-09 07:20

Around 400 000 people are cut off from food and medical supplies in Syria, prompting many to question who will help them as winter sets in.

Body of Syrian child, 4, found in Bosphorus

2015-12-31 06:12

Turkish authorities have found the body of a four-year-old Syrian child who went missing two weeks ago in the Bosphorus Strait off Istanbul.

Punch-ups in refugee accommodation in Berlin

2015-11-29 14:56

Punch-ups at refugee accommodation in the German capital and a nearby state have resulted in 12 people being treated at hospital for their injuries, officials say.

All Canada provinces to take refugees

2015-11-24 21:00

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says all 10 of Canada's provincial premiers support bringing 25 000 Syrian refugees in.

US religious leaders make forceful appeals to admit refugees

2015-11-22 08:23

Leaders of major US religious groups have condemned proposed bans on Syrian refugees, contending a legitimate debate over security has been overtaken by irrational fear and prejudice.

Syrian refugees like rabid dogs - Ben Carson

2015-11-20 07:13

US Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has compared refugees fleeing Syria's civil war and Islamic State extremists to rabid dogs.

Kids react to European crisis

2015-11-16 12:08

Children share their views on Europe's recent tragedies.

Syrian passport at Paris attack scene belonged to asylum seeker

2015-11-14 19:48

A Syrian passport found by police at the scene of the mass shooting in a Paris concert hall belonged to an asylum seeker who registered on a Greek island in October, a Greek minister says.

AU head warns against migrant reception centres

2015-11-12 10:14

The head of the African Union has warned against setting up migrant reception centres in Africa where people are held until they can be granted asylum or be sent home.


Red doors make asylum seekers in UK targets

2016-01-20 22:33

Britain's interior ministry says it will probe asylum-seeker housing in northeast England over complaints that the properties' red doors identify them as targets for abuse.

Canada misses year-end Syrian refugee target

2016-01-01 22:28

The Canadian government says it has welcomed more than 6 000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2015, falling short of its pledge to take in 10 000.

Refugees in German town spared fireworks trauma

2015-12-30 15:16

A German town has issued directives in several languages banning the sale of firecrackers because it may awaken memories of fleeing from war zones.

Burundi refugees pour into Tanzania

2015-11-25 17:57

More than 110 000 Burundian refugees have fled to Tanzania since April.

Canada to announce plan to resettle 25 000 refugees

2015-11-24 10:55

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to announce his plan to resettle 25 000 Syrian refugees and he says all 10 of Canada’s provincial premiers support bring that many in.

Obama vows US will welcome refugees

2015-11-21 12:08

Pushing back against efforts to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the US, President Barack Obama has vowed that his country will be a welcoming place for those fleeing violence "as long as I'm president".

Terrorism: are our kids afraid?

2015-11-17 13:49

Should you and how do you explain terrorism to kids?

Two men linked to Paris attacks registered as migrants in Greece

2015-11-14 23:52

Two men who French police are seeking to identify in connection with the Paris attacks registered as migrants with Greek authorities earlier this year, Greek police have confirmed.

Merkel defends Germany's migrant policy change

2015-11-13 20:05

German chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her government's decision to deport refugees who first registered in another EU country.

EU presses African nations to accept migrants back

2015-11-12 09:04

The EU has pressed African leaders to take back thousands of people who do not qualify for asylum, as overwhelmed Slovenia began building a razor-wire border fence to keep migrants at bay.

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