Over 12,000 people were left homeless after fires on Tuesday and Wednesday gutted the Moria camp in the midst of a coronavirus lockdown.
Dan O'Mahoney, charged with stopping the sea journeys from France to England, says many migrants are at the mercy of smugglers and unaware of their destination.
UK and French immigration ministers held talks in Paris on Tuesday after a recent surge in migrants trying to reach England in small boats.
It comes after a number of migrants who recently crossed from the breakaway north to the internationally recognised south of Cyprus tested positive to COVID-19.
After decades of conflict and instability, around 2.5 million Afghans have sought asylum overseas, many of them in Europe. But the war torn country is also a destination for refugees fleeing neighbouring states, including Pakistan and Iran.
Asylum-seekers who may be war-criminals have not been investigated, claims German newspaper
The right-wing Austrian government has introduced restrictions on asylum seekers looking to enter the country.
The UN refugee agency has determined that a Saudi woman who fled her family and refused to leave a Bangkok hotel room is a legitimate refugee, and has asked Australia to consider resettling her.
British Home Secretary Sajid Javid questions whether migrants who cross the English Channel from France are genuine asylum seekers
Growing frustration at the backlog of asylum claims is prompting migrants to try to enter the U.S illegally.
The Italian coalition government has won a confidence vote over proposed security legislation that would make asylum applications more difficult.