middle east and africa migrant crisis

Tunisian Captain in Deadly Migrant Shipwreck Jailed for 18 Years

Tunisian Captain in Deadly Migrant Shipwreck Jailed for 18 Years

A body was brought ashore after the capsizing of the migrant vessel in April 2015.
Germany Didn’t Know Migrant Held in Killing Had Violent Past in Greece

Germany Didn’t Know Migrant Held in Killing Had Violent Past in Greece

The Hohenasperg prison hospital in Asperg, Germany, where the Afghan suspect in the case of a murdered medical student has been transferred.
Wonder and Worry, as a Syrian Child Transforms

Wonder and Worry, as a Syrian Child Transforms

Bayan Mohammad, a fifth grader, at school in Toronto. Bayan and her family arrived in Canada last winter as refugees.
Abuses of Young Refugees in Denmark Reflect Perils Across Europe

Abuses of Young Refugees in Denmark Reflect Perils Across Europe

A Christmas party in the Nyborg, Denmark, asylum center, which is operated by the municipality of Langeland. In 2011, Langeland had just one asylum center, for families, with 29 employees. By April of

Italy Overwhelmed

Italy is overwhelmed by the influx of migrants. But three citizens are making a difference in migrants’ lives, and even in their deaths.
Anis Amri, Suspect in the Berlin Truck Attack: What We Know

Anis Amri, Suspect in the Berlin Truck Attack: What We Know

Mustapha Amri, father of Mr. Amri, in Oueslatia, a town in the midwest region of Tunisia.
Ordered Deported, Berlin Suspect Slipped Through Germany’s Fingers

Ordered Deported, Berlin Suspect Slipped Through Germany’s Fingers

A memorial to the victims of Monday’s attack on a Christmas market in Berlin.
This Land: A Joyful Bustle to Get Ready for Guests: Syrian Refugees

This Land: A Joyful Bustle to Get Ready for Guests: Syrian Refugees

Gaby Garver, who works with Church World Service, a group that aids refugee families in Lancaster, Pa., left a home-cooked meal in a house set up for a Syrian family.

Syrian Refugees on the War, Their Camp, and Your Questions

In the fall, we visited one of the largest Syrian refugee camps in the world while live on Facebook. Here’s what we heard from the refugees and from you.
Wintry Blast in Greece Imperils Refugees in Crowded Camps

Wintry Blast in Greece Imperils Refugees in Crowded Camps

Laundry belonging to Syrian refugees was covered with snow on Tuesday at the Ritsona refugee camp in Greece.
Editorial: Freezing to Death at Europe’s Door

Editorial: Freezing to Death at Europe’s Door

Migrants inside a warehouse near Belgrade’s main railway station, in Serbia, on Tuesday.
Reporter's Notebook: When Journalism Meets Civil Disobedience

Reporter's Notebook: When Journalism Meets Civil Disobedience

At Cédric Herrou’s habitat in the foothills of the Alps outside Nice, France, where African migrants hid last September before crossing the border.
Reporter's Notebook: A Clown and a Correspondent Join the Global Elite

Reporter's Notebook: A Clown and a Correspondent Join the Global Elite

What look like massive beach balls hanging from the ceiling are part of a project called Aerocene, led by the artist Tomás Saraceno, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Reporter's Notebook: A Clown and a Correspondent Join the Global Elite

Reporter's Notebook: A Clown and a Correspondent Join the Global Elite

What look like massive beach balls hanging from the ceiling are part of a project called Aerocene, led by the artist Tomás Saraceno, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Editorial: Testing Europe’s Values

Editorial: Testing Europe’s Values

Refugees being thrown life jackets during a rescue operation off the coast of Libya last November.
The Neediest Cases: A Displaced Syrian Woman Realizes a Dream by Aiding Refugees

The Neediest Cases: A Displaced Syrian Woman Realizes a Dream by Aiding Refugees

Rawda al-Mazloum, a Syrian who escaped to Lebanon with her five daughters, became a volunteer at a center for female refugees.
The Neediest Cases: A Displaced Syrian Woman Realizes a Dream by Aiding Refugees

The Neediest Cases: A Displaced Syrian Woman Realizes a Dream by Aiding Refugees

Rawda al-Mazloum, a Syrian who escaped to Lebanon with her five daughters, became a volunteer at a center for female refugees.
Greece Pressured to Improve Migrants’ Living Conditions

Greece Pressured to Improve Migrants’ Living Conditions

A baseball stadium built for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens is now filled with tents for migrants.
French Farmer Who Aided Migrants Is Given Suspended Fine

French Farmer Who Aided Migrants Is Given Suspended Fine

Cédric Herrou, 37, has become something of a hero for challenging the official policy of rounding up those who cross the border illegally.