EU Home Affairs Ministers inched closer to a deal on the relocation of refugees from Italy and Greece on Monday but fell short of reaching the targeted 40,000 people, pledging to redistribute only 32,256. [caption id="attachment_3126" align="aligncenter" width="640"] European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopolous (left) and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg...

About 200 African migrants from different nationalities tore through the relative calm of Malta’s capital on Sunday morning to stage a protest against the racism and discrimination they face on these tiny Mediterranean islands. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-KtGMWCloQ[/embed] “We will always respect Malta for giving us a second birth...

Bavarian police have admitted they are not fingerprinting thousands of migrants who come through German borders because they are overwhelmed. [caption id="attachment_2921" align="aligncenter" width="958"] 'I told you so': German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been known to express scepticism at Matteo Renzi's claim that Italy failed to fingerprint all migrants...

On average 1,000 refugees are now arriving on the Greek islands every day creating an unprecedented emergency, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Friday. [caption id="attachment_2738" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Two boys rest next to their tent outside the screening centre at Moria. Refugees and migrants live...

Some 150,000 migrants are believed to have reached Europe by sea to date so far in 2015, with virtually all of them landing in Italy (74,947) or Greece (75,970), according to the International Organisation for Migration. [caption id="attachment_2730" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo: MOAS/Jason Florio[/caption] Data provided by the Italian Ministry of...

More than four million Syrians have now fled their country which in march entered its fifth year of conflict, making it the UN refugee agency's worst crisis for almost a quarter of a century. [caption id="attachment_2723" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Andalou Agency/ A.I. Oztury[/caption] Latest figures from UNHCR released on Thursday...