middle east and africa migrant crisis

Flow of Migrants to Italy Slows, but Nobody Knows Why

Flow of Migrants to Italy Slows, but Nobody Knows Why

Migrants in the Mediterranean early this month waiting for the Aquarius rescue ship, run by SOS Méditerranée and Doctors Without Borders. Italy and Libya have acted to make it harder for boats from
In Serbian Refugee Center, a ‘Little Picasso’ Dreams of Art and Asylum

In Serbian Refugee Center, a ‘Little Picasso’ Dreams of Art and Asylum

Farhad Nouri, second from right, who is nicknamed Little Picasso, with his family in a refugee center in Krnjaca, Serbia.
European Leaders Look to Africa to Stem Migration

European Leaders Look to Africa to Stem Migration

From left: President Idriss Déby of Chad, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain at a meeting on Monday in Paris.
Angela Merkel Declared Winner of German Election Debate

Angela Merkel Declared Winner of German Election Debate

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz faced off in a debate in Berlin on Sunday, three weeks before the German parliamentary elections.
In Rome, Violent Eviction of Migrants ‘Touched a Nerve’

In Rome, Violent Eviction of Migrants ‘Touched a Nerve’

Police officers in Rome used water cannons last month to disperse migrants who had been evicted from a building they had illegally occupied since 2013.
E.U. Countries Must Accept Their Share of Migrants, Court Rules

E.U. Countries Must Accept Their Share of Migrants, Court Rules

Migrants in Serbia in 2015, after the border was blocked by the Hungarian border police.
Sub-Saharan African Migrants Face Old Enemy in Libya: Bigotry

Sub-Saharan African Migrants Face Old Enemy in Libya: Bigotry

Migrants at a detention center in Zawiyah, Libya, in June.
Italy, Going It Alone, Stalls the Flow of Migrants. But at What Cost?

Italy, Going It Alone, Stalls the Flow of Migrants. But at What Cost?

Migrants trying to reach a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Sabratha, Libya, in July.

Seeking Asylum in Germany, and Finding Hatred

Escaping violence in Libya, Abode struggles to belong in a German town that has become a flashpoint of anti-immigrant anger.
Burqa Bans: Which Countries Outlaw Face Coverings?

Burqa Bans: Which Countries Outlaw Face Coverings?

A protest in Montreal in 2013 against a proposal to outlaw public sector employees from wearing face veils. Quebec enacted a face veil ban on Wednesday.
French Government Report Hints at Police Misconduct in Calais

French Government Report Hints at Police Misconduct in Calais

Young migrants waited in Calais, France, in August. A 70-page report published Monday by France’s Interior Ministry hints at the disproportionate use of force against migrants.
German Newspaper Catalogs 33,293 Who Died Trying to Enter Europe

German Newspaper Catalogs 33,293 Who Died Trying to Enter Europe

Life jackets and destroyed rubber dinghies left behind by migrants in Lesbos, Greece, in 2015.
Op-Ed Contributor: Two Dozen African Girls Dead at Sea

Op-Ed Contributor: Two Dozen African Girls Dead at Sea

An African migrant’s corpse that was transported to Salerno, Italy, this month, for an autopsy.
German Newspaper Catalogs 33,293 Who Died Trying to Enter Europe

German Newspaper Catalogs 33,293 Who Died Trying to Enter Europe

Life jackets and destroyed rubber dinghies left behind by migrants in Lesbos, Greece, in 2015.
Sale of Migrants as Slaves in Libya Causes Outrage in Africa and Paris

Sale of Migrants as Slaves in Libya Causes Outrage in Africa and Paris

Demonstrators held a rally against slavery in Libya on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday.
Sale of Migrants as Slaves in Libya Causes Outrage in Africa and Paris

Sale of Migrants as Slaves in Libya Causes Outrage in Africa and Paris

Demonstrators held a rally against slavery in Libya on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday.
U.N. Chief ‘Horrified’ by Report of Libya Slave Auction

U.N. Chief ‘Horrified’ by Report of Libya Slave Auction

Refugees in the courtyard of a United Nations refugee agency building in Niamey, Niger, on Friday, after they were evacuated from Libya.
Germany Arrests 6 Syrian Migrants Suspected of ISIS Links

Germany Arrests 6 Syrian Migrants Suspected of ISIS Links

Anis Amri, a Tunisian who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, hijacked a truck and plowed through a Christmas market in Berlin last year, killing at least a dozen people.
Rwanda Offers to Host African Migrants Stranded in Libya

Rwanda Offers to Host African Migrants Stranded in Libya

Migrants in Tripoli, Libya, this month after they were rescued by the Libyan Navy. Many Africans enter the country seeking passage to Italy in vessels operated by smugglers.