• 5 Jan 2019

    He left everything behind when he fled the Syrian war. 24 year old Eid Aljazairili couldn’t even swim when he made the risky journey by boat across the Mediterranean – finally reaching the UK where he was granted asylum. He soon realised he had a passion – and rare gift – for swimming – and…

  • 31 Aug 2017

    At least 26 Rohingya Muslims have drowned as they tried to escape from the violence in Myanmar. Officials said three rickety fishing boats sank in the rough waters off Bangladesh.

  • 30 Aug 2017

    At least 18,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled the worsening violence in northern Myanmar over the last few days – many of them stranded in no man’s land on the border as they try to reach Bangladesh. Government troops have launched what they call ‘clearance operations’ against Rohingya insurgents, but both sides have accused each other…

  • 10 Jul 2017

    Asylum seekers are homeless and going hungry because the Government can’t process their applications for support fast enough. Refugee Action examined more than 300 cases and found that the Home Office is regularly missing its own deadlines, taking weeks or even months to decide whether to grant support, and wrongly rejecting claims for emergency help.

  • 20 Jun 2017

    Home Secretary accused of unlawful process to limit refugee children entering UK

    The Home Secretary is accused of unlawfully setting limits to numbers of unaccompanied child refugees accepted into the UK.

  • 6 Mar 2017

    President Trump has signed a new version of his travel ban, taking Iraq off the list and allowing in people with valid visas and green cards.

  • 2 Mar 2017

    The photographs of her 3-year-old nephew – his body washed up on a Turkish beach – became a symbol of the plight of Syrian refugees around the world.

  • 11 Feb 2017

    Tens of thousands of people have urged the Prime Minister to continue providing a safe haven for unaccompanied child refugees.

  • 25 Dec 2016

    They’re out of Aleppo but thousands of Syrian families whose homes have been destroyed are now having to cope with freezing temperatures as the bitter winter sets in. The desire to help – in a very practical way – has fuelled an extraordinary charity initiative which has spiralled into a global campaign.

  • 29 Nov 2016

    Interview with Karin von Hippel, former deputy assistant secretary of state at the US State Department.

  • 29 Nov 2016

    More than 20,000 people are estimated to have fled East Aleppo in the last two days, as rebels battle to stop Syrian forces and their allies advancing further into their territory – a key battleground of the five-year civil war.

  • 28 Nov 2016

    David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, and Yasmine Nahlawi, of the Manchester-based Syrian advocacy group, Rethink Rebuild.

  • 19 Sep 2016

    World leaders are gathering at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to discuss the refugee crisis. Our Political Editor Gary Gibbon travelled there with the Prime Minister, Theresa May.

  • 26 Jul 2016

    In Germany, scene of multiple terror attacks over the past week, the Bavarian governor has declared that every act of terrorism is one too many and said that Germans are “full of fear”.

  • 3 Feb 2016

    Women and children now outnumber men among people trying to get into Europe, according to a charity. Fact or fiction?