In 1995 world-renown photojournalist Peter Menzel published Material World, detailing portraits of families from around the world standing among all of their material possessions. The visual comparison between families from the richer and poorer parts of the world was revealing in a way words could never be. PBS...

Some 117 migrants were rescued by a cruise ship after they launched a May Day on Saturday night, 93km off the Ionian island of Zakinthos, Greece. [caption id="attachment_2756" align="alignnone" width="1280"] MS Island Princess the ship that rescued 117 migrants off the coast of Zakynthos[/caption] The group ran into trouble when their vessel...

An Egyptian man has been arrested in Tripoli for allegedly trafficking in women for prostitution and providing a document-forging service for migrants. [caption id="attachment_2694" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Police Confiscated Stolen Property by Criminal[/caption] The 42-year-old, named as Mohsin Rashid, was arrested in an appartment in Tripoli with a stash...

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...

Eritrea has dismissed a 484 page report by the UN detailing systematic abuse by the regime in Asmara, claiming the exodus of its citizens is the result of an international conspiracy, aided by people-smugglers. [caption id="attachment_2794" align="aligncenter" width="705"] Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia. April 2015 ©EU/ECHO/Malini Morzaria[/caption] The UN...

Spain and Morocco's effective border control of the western Mediterranean sea passage has reduced irregular migration in the region, but also inadvertently transformed Morocco from a destination country into a transit destination, according to migration consultancy firm Altai Consulting. [caption id="attachment_2218" align="alignnone" width="750"] Pedestrians at Kasbah...

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...

Spanish celebrity chef José Andrés has ditched plans to open a flagship restaurant in a Washington hotel being built by US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump over his incendiary comments about Mexican migrants. [caption id="attachment_2612" align="aligncenter" width="720"] José Andrés - Photo: Facebook[/caption] The anticipated partnership is only the latest...