In October 2013, images of 111 coffins, four containing children, shocked the world. They were lined up in a shed on the Italian island of Lampedusa
European leaders bowed their heads during a minute of silence for the 800 migrants who drowned off the coast of Libya on Sunday while attempting to
Amnesty International organised a “Funeral March” in the streets of Brussels as European leaders gather for emergency summit on migrant crisis.
Hundreds in Cape Town have attended a protest against the wave of xenophobic violence that has gripped parts of South Africa recently. Demonstrators
EU leaders meeting on Thursday over the migrant crisis are expected to agree to expand search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean
As European leaders wrestle with the human exodus of African migrants in the Mediterranean and the traffickers putting their lives in danger, yet
Johannesburg police arrest 11 men, suspected of involvement in the recent bouts of violence against immigrants.
Amnesty International blames the crisis on the end of Italy's Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation is to blame for dramatic increase in number of migrant deaths.
Is there a correlation between a decrease in funding and an increase in migrant deaths in the Mediterranean? Italy calls on Europe for action.
The European Union must take a collective stand to tackle migrant trafficking at its source in African countries, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Libya says it has stopped several boats packed with migrants since this weekend's shipwreck disaster, and that it is detaining more than 600 Africans who were hoping to reach Europe.
Seven people have been killed in the past three weeks in Durban and Johannesburg
The captain of the migrant ship involved in Sunday’s disaster off Libya has been detained in Sicily, alongside a crew member – both suspected of
The deaths of up to 900 migrants in the Mediterranean over the weekend sparked the EU into action.
After an emergency meeting of foreign ministers
Libya has been the main launch pad for African migrants heading for Europe since the downfall — assisted by NATO countries’ bombers — of Muammar
The magnitude of the latest migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean has prompted a global reaction. Cartoonists and NGOs have published powerful
Italian authorities say the captain of a migrant boat and his deputy have been arrested. Mohammed Ali Malek, 27, was arrested under suspicion of
Twenty-seven survivors of Sunday’s (April 19) Mediterranean shipwreck arrived on a coast guard vessel at the Italian port of Catania on Monday night
The Zulu king whose comments are thought to have sparked a wave of anti-migrant attacks in South Africa has called for peace and an end to the violence that has killed seven people in the past three w
The first bodies have been brought ashore of the hundreds feared killed on Sunday in the deadliest shipwreck involving migrants trying to reach
Another hulk vessel in which hundreds drowned lies on the Mediterranean Sea bed. The latest loss of migrants’ lives is the worst since October 2013
Hundreds of immigrant survivors of desperate Mediterranean crossings fill the Lampedusa reception centre. They are among the rising thousands who
More migrants drowned in desperate efforts to reach Europe on Monday, when their boat ran aground off the Greek island of Rhodes. Rescuers did their
As news broke of another migrant ship sinking off the Greek island of Rhodes an Italian patrol ship docked in Malta. The corpses of 24 people
European ministers are holding a crisis meeting after more than 700 migrants drowned this weekend while attempting to reach the Italian shore.
Libyan officials have echoed Italy’s calls for help as the country struggles to cope with an influx of migrants. One detention centre in Mistrata, in