"We are absolutely devastated by this tragedy," MSF wrote on Twitter.
Italy, Malta, France, and Germany are meeting in Valletta to find a temporary solution to relocating migrants rescued at sea, but a more permanent mechanism to deal with migration flows is not on the menu for talks.
An official from the UN's refugee agency has sparked controversy by expressing concern over the alleged "radicalisation of migratory dreams".
Overall, just over a third of decisions (34%) issued in the first six months of 2019 were granted EU-regulated protection
The principle of the first country of entry remains, the Luxembourg-based judges ruled
Canada has granted asylum to a Saudi teenager who fled to Thailand because she feared her family would kill her.
Germany was the most prolific in the EU at trying to transfer asylum seekers to other countries in the bloc, latest figures show.
US District Judge Jon Tigar blocked the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is seeking the extradition of its convicted ex-leader Nikola Gruevski, who has been allowed to claim refugee status in Budapest.
Children and young people explain what it's like to grow up in an overcrowded refugee camp, and how access to a family support center gives them hope.
Why the Austrian-Danish principle of “enforcement first, legal admissions later” is not a feasible fix for Europe's dysfunction asylum and refugee system.
How surviving the perilous journey to Europe gave a young Afghan women the courage to make her voice heard.
A Swiss festival has called the police after 28 Burundian artists, who were scheduled to perform at the event this month, gradually disappeared without a trace.
Food, shelter, but also education, healthcare, and employment — these are some of the things that member states are required to provide asylum seekers under EU law.
Budapest is referred to EU Court of Justice and 'Stop Soros' law is criticised
Sealing Europe's borders might make voters feel safe today but it won't address the forces fueling migration, argues Human Rights Watch's Benjamin Ward.
"To have policies like the offshoring of asylum claims, in North African countries for example, is wrong,"
Only once we are clear on principles can we build shared policies on asylum and migration.
Europe together, Europe united – buzz words in Brussels, but right now migration is driving a stake in all that. The political spats over the Dublin
Five people have entered Finland illegally with the help of soccer World Cup fan identity papers and then applied for asylum.
A flurry of diplomatic activity in recent days has resulted in the announcement of an emergency "informal meeting" on migration ahead of the European Council Summit later this month. Leaders of countries on the front line of Europe's migration crisis will be participating.
A draft paper leaked in advance of this month's EU summit reveals that European leaders will consider plans to establish "disembarkation platforms" in North Africa in order to process asylum applications before migrants reach Europe.
The diplomatic quarrel over the Aquarius migrant ship is the latest battle in a war of words in which men, women and children are being held hostage to politicking.
The German chancellor is at loggerheads with her government’s interior minister over European asylum policy.
He's not your typical asylum seeker, but Radu Mazare says he is simply trying to escape political persecution in his home country of Romania.
Take a look at our latest updates to see how the news unfolded this morning.