Migrant Crisis

Why record Channel drownings are unlikely to deter migrants
Migrants on the Channel
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Why record Channel drownings are unlikely to deter migrants

Desperation and hopes of a better life outweigh fears about perilous crossing
26 Nov 2021
‘We just want to live like you’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘We just want to live like you’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
26 Nov 2021
What is climate migration?
Family collect water containers during drought in Afghanistan
Fact file

What is climate migration?

Environmental threats projected to displace populations worldwide in coming years
25 Nov 2021
Channel crossing crisis: why Priti Patel’s ‘push-back tactic’ is not working
Priti Patel
In Brief

Channel crossing crisis: why Priti Patel’s ‘push-back tactic’ is not working

Last week, a record 1,185 migrants crossed the Channel to Kent in small boats
18 Nov 2021
What can be done to end the Belarus border crisis?
Migrants massing on the border between Belarus and Poland
Today’s big question

What can be done to end the Belarus border crisis?

Warsaw fears escalation of armed conflict as hundreds of migrants try to enter EU
9 Nov 2021
Will the fall of Afghanistan create a refugee backlash?
Afghan refugees queue to board a US military plane
Today’s big question

Will the fall of Afghanistan create a refugee backlash?

UK government forced to ‘overhaul system’ as resettlement plans begin to draw criticism
2 Sep 2021
‘Why are people so desperate to reach the UK that they will step into dinghies?’
Migrants crossing the Channel from France to England
Instant Opinion

‘Why are people so desperate to reach the UK that they will step into dinghies?’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
3 Aug 2021

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Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings
Home Secretary Priti Patel
Why we’re talking about . . .

Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings

Insiders say Boris Johnson is asking ‘what the f*** is the Home Office doing’ about increase in arriving asylum seekers
11 Jun 2021
Britain tops EU table for child asylum claims
Lesbos
In Brief

Britain tops EU table for child asylum claims

Number of unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in UK rose to 3,650 last year
26 Jun 2020
Greece at simmering point as refugee crisis grows
Refugees scuffle with riot police on the Greek island of Lesbos
In Depth

Greece at simmering point as refugee crisis grows

Turkey has opened its border to 3.6 million displaced Syrians, causing tumult in neighbouring Greece
9 Mar 2020
How many migrants have crossed the Channel in 2019?
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In Depth

How many migrants have crossed the Channel in 2019?

Iraqi man found dead off Belgian coast after ‘trying to swim to the UK’
27 Aug 2019
Why the EU is accused of ‘crimes against humanity’
Refugees on boat
In Depth

Why the EU is accused of ‘crimes against humanity’

International Criminal Court indictment blames the bloc for deaths of thousands of migrants who drowned fleeing Libya
3 Jun 2019
Salvini ‘kidnapping’ case splits Italy’s ruling coalition
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In Brief

Salvini ‘kidnapping’ case splits Italy’s ruling coalition

Deputy prime minister will not be tried over refusal to allow 177 asylum seekers to disembark from rescue ship
21 Mar 2019
Matteo Salvini: Italy’s deputy PM facing kidnapping charge
Matteo Salvini
In Brief

Matteo Salvini: Italy’s deputy PM facing kidnapping charge

Far-right interior minister stands by decision to hold 177 migrants on boat
25 Jan 2019
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