France steps up efforts to prevent Channel crossings

The French authorities have set out plans to prevent people in small boats risking the dangerous Channel crossing to England after the Royal Navy agreed to deploy a vessel to the Strait of Dover.

'Salvini law' could make thousands of refugees homeless

He spent four months in Algeria, where he made some money as a builder, then eight months in Libya which left him with deep psychological scars. There was no pay and his captors often left him up to four days without food.

Overcrowding on Samos, Greece

More than 4,000 refugees and migrants currently reside on the Greek island of Samos, and the refugee camp with a capacity for only 700 people is bursting. Poor hygiene and harsh weather conditions are posing a threat to the migrant population. The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR warns the situation...

Greece: Violent Pushbacks at Turkey Border

(Athens) – Greek law enforcement officers at the land border with Turkey in the northeastern Evros region routinely summarily return asylum seekers and migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. The officers in some cases use violence and often confiscate and destroy the migrants’ belongings.

Choose Love: the shop where customers buy gifts for refugees

An orderly queue formed outside the Choose Love store despite the November cold. But unlike the thousands of visitors to other stores across central London, these shoppers were not looking to grab a Black Friday bargain, they were lining up to buy gifts for refugees

'Here I am a human being': How Kaiserslautern continues to integrate refugees

After volunteering in the Greek island of Lesbos at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, Anita Lekic was inspired to spend time in this southwest German city, which is playing a huge role in providing asylum for refugees, to see how it is dealing with the influx of people. Here’s what she...

How Integration Is Actually Working in Germany

Three years after record numbers of asylum seekers came to Germany, jobs remain the biggest challenge for post-2015 arrivals. Researcher Swati Mehta offers four ways to make financial integration work.