European naval vessels would need a UN mandate and the expressed consent of the internationally-recognised Libyan government for them to seize or attack smuggling vessels inside country's waters, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has stressed. [caption id="attachment_1959" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Photo: Africa Renewal /...

Migrants arriving in Italy and Greece will be placed in quarantine and could be detained for up to 18-months under draft plans to be discussed tomorrow by EU leaders and which have been released by The Guardian newspaper. The plan is scheduled for discussion at a...

Children fleeing wars in Syria and Afghanistan are sent to detention centres by immigration officials in the UK, a probe by the The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed. [caption id="attachment_1938" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Photo: Wasi Dan[/caption] UK border and asylum officers are sending teenagers as young as 14 straight to adult detention centres...

The Norwegian supply vessel, Siem Pilot rescued more than 600 migrants from two wooden boats on Monday in the southern Mediterranean Sea, marking its first ever rescue. [caption id="attachment_1892" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The crew of Siem Pilot preparing blankets for the migrants - Photo: Kripos_NCIS[/caption] The group of migrants included several pregnant...

Migrants in Libya's detention centres are often left to languish behind bars until they can make the money to "buy" their freedom through smugglers, a new damning report says. [caption id="attachment_1917" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo: MOAS.EU/Jason Florio - all rights reserved[/caption] "Migrants are detained for indefinite periods of time and...

The EU statistical arm, Eurostat has released a rather dull press release on asylum applications with some surprising figures. Quartz then did an excellent breakdown with charts on the impact of the applications. [caption id="attachment_1875" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Panorama of Kacanik, Kosovo. Kosovars surpass the number of Syrians asking for asylum but Europe...