The "train of second chances" has become a beacon of hope for refugees trying to find a new life in Europe.
The girl starts to cry when Merkel tells her there are "thousands and thousands more" like her.
While photographing refugee camps along the Syrian-Turkish border, Olivia Kortas spent time with the children who were forced to flee their hometown of Kobane.
Gambian refugee Maimuna Jawo applied for UK asylum to campaign for the rights of FGM survivors and future victims, but she feels the government has treated her like a criminal.
Economist Michael Clemens is pretty sure that the continent won't collapse.
Anger at bad conditions and indefinite periods of detention has boiled over into widespread protest.
As a Parliamentary inquiry laid into the unlimited detention of migrants, we spoke to a Nigerian who the UK Home Office refuses to believe is a lesbian, because she has children.
In the Oberkampf neighborhood of Paris, Umar sells single roses, earning 20 cents per stem to support his family in Pakistan.
A solitary activist aboard a Qantas flight yesterday successfully prevented the transfer and possible deportation of a Tamil man who was dreading being returned to Sri Lanka.
And if he did, does that technically qualify as terrorism?
Soon after allegations of the centres guards beating a detainee were made, it because almost impossible to talk to migrants living there.
Paul Addo was kept in prison-like Immigration Removal Centers for 32 months while demanding to be returned back to Ghana.
For Ursula Rakova, climate change isn't a theory—it's a tangible threat that has been encroaching upon her ancestral home on the Carterets Islands for decades now.
Children who fled violence in Central America are being forced to navigate the US immigration system without a lawyer. It usually ends in deportation.
Hamid Kehazaei, a Manus Island detainee, is now brain dead after a cut to his foot went septic. We spoke to a former detainee who knew him and the conditions that lead to his demise.
The group, who are being held at Western Australia's Curtin detention centre, are the first boat people to arrive in the country for six months.
On November 14, their journey began. A fake wedding party of 23 people—mostly strangers to one another—left Italy on foot and headed southward through the mountains to France, a path that would ensure they could avoid the strict border controls between Au…
I recently went to Amsterdam to visit a community of African refugees who live in a former prison. Now their situation is becoming even more desperate because the time period in which they're allowed to stay here is coming to an end, and many of them will…
Also, some poorly thought out Manus Island Riot commemorative t-shirts.
They used iron girders and PVC piping filled with sand and dirt. It hurts like hell, but it doesn't leave marks. That was the first time I've ever been beaten in my entire life.
We called some of them up so that they could tell us what's been going on in their own words. They painted a picture of horrible food, constant coldness, and a lack of access to facilities and the outside world.
Hasn't it just flown by? Well unless you're in detention that is.
Sometimes Australia's asylum seeker news leaves you so overwhelmed by ridiculousness that you're reduced to silence, mouth gaping open as you look around for someone equally as perplexed.
By turning back asylum seeker boats to Indonesia, Australia is ignoring legal responsibilities and eroding a system it's previously relied on and advocated for.