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# migrant-crisis - Friday 4 March, 2016

Calais migrants sew lips shut in protest against destruction of camp

Police moved into the camp again yesterday to demolish the make-shift homes the migrants have been living in.

Smugglers jailed for four years after death of Syrian toddler on beach

A photo of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach sent shockwaves around the world last year.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Tear gas fired as migrants try to storm Greece-Macedonia border fence

The UN’s rights chief criticised a “rising roar of xenophobia” towards migrants.

# migrant-crisis - Friday 26 February, 2016

Hundreds to be moved as France to begin bulldozing 'The Jungle' migrant camp

Migrants have been offered new accommodation in containers.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Up to 1,000 migrants and refugees are being kicked out of Jungle camp

Around 20% of those in the camp have until 8pm on Tuesday to leave.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Sweden to expel up to 80,000 asylum seekers

It’s the latest move by EU states to tighten their borders in the face of the migrant and refugee crisis.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

'No simple answer': Denmark has passed its controversial new asylum laws

Authorities are now allowed to seize valuables from refugees..

# migrant-crisis - Friday 22 January, 2016

Seventeen children among dead as boats capsize off Greece

Two boats are reported to have sank off the Greek coast, leaving at least 42 migrants dead.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

First arrest made over New Year's sex attacks in Cologne

More than 760 police reports have been filed in connection with German police.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Braving the snow in hope of a better life: 'Nothing can stop them'

The harsh winter weather has made migrants’ journey through Europe even harder.

# migrant-crisis - Friday 15 January, 2016

Asylum seekers banned from German swimming pool after sexual harassment reports

Authorities denied placing entire groups of people under suspicion, but said the measure was aimed at laying down clear ground rules.

# migrant-crisis - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

The 32 photographs that took our breath away in 2015

From Paris to Tunisia, from the marriage referendum to the migrant crisis, here are all of the best photos of this year.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Relatives of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi, who drowned off the coast of Turkey, have arrived in Canada

Alan’s uncle Mohammed and his wife and children hope to make a new live for themselves in Canada.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Irish ships in the Mediterranean rescued almost 9,000 migrants in 2015

Both Ireland’s maritime Defence Forces and its Coast Guard have had a year to remember.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Father of drowned Syrian toddler to give Channel 4's Christmas message

He will appeal for the world to open its doors to Syrians.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 17 December, 2015

EU leaders tell Cameron his demands are unacceptable

Talks over migration and Brexit are expected to dominate this week’s two-day summit.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

The EU is about to propose one of the biggest transfers of sovereignty in decades

However, Ireland will not be obliged to take part in the controversial border guard system.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 7 December, 2015

Germany has taken in almost one million refugees this year...

The number of arrivals currently stands at four times the total for all of 2014.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'

A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Turkey and the EU have agreed a €3 billion aid deal to stem the flow of migrants into Europe

Turkey insists the money is “for migrants, not for Turkey”.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Ikea has designed an amazing new shelter for refugees

It can last up to three years, while current UN tents only last about six months due to harsh weather conditions.

# migrant-crisis - Friday 20 November, 2015

France to EU: We need to wake up and defend ourselves against terrorists

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuv said Paris received no warnings about Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

# migrant-crisis - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Seven children among 14 drowned after boat sinks off Turkey

It comes as politicians from sixty nations, including Ireland, gather for a summit in Malta.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Four babies among 11 dead after boat overturns off Greece

Ten of the dead were found in the cabin of their boat.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Far-right extremists planned to set fire to migrant camps in Germany

It’s the latest incident in a wave of violence against migrants and their supporters, in Germany.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Woman gives birth on board migrant boat in the Mediterranean

The 25-year-old mother was making her way to Europe from Cameroon.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 17 October, 2015

"Would we choose Isis or the regime? We want neither, we want a third choice..."

29-year-old Syrian Motasem Hajali has lived in Ireland since February 2014.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 11 October, 2015

'Devastating and incredible': Irish volunteers on life in the Jungle

“You’re in France and within five or six steps you’re walking into a third world country.”

# migrant-crisis - Friday 9 October, 2015

One-year-old baby dies on migrant boat bound for Greece

The boat began sinking during the night according to the Greek ministry of shipping.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 8 October, 2015

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Body of baby boy found washed up on beach of Kos hotel

Authorities believe the child was part of a migrant family which tried to reach Kos in a dinghy.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Channel Tunnel closed as migrants occupy complex

The cross-channel rail line has been a repeat target for migrants attempting to reach Britain.

In a remote Greek cemetery, a nameless dead child with no-one to claim her

All that is known of the little girl is that she was seven, and that she died in search of a better future.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 28 September, 2015

Charity asks people to STOP donating items for refugees as they're inundated Cork To Calais This post contains videos

Charity asks people to STOP donating items for refugees as they're inundated

People have donated over €80,000 and thousands of items.

Banksy's theme park taken apart to build refugee shelters

After five weeks and 150,000 visitors, the artist’s take on Disneyland is no more.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 24 September, 2015

This 11-year-old from Cork is busking twice a week to raise money for refugees

Milo McCarthy has raised over €7,000 since starting the appeal.

North Korea is in no doubt who it blames for the refugees 'sweeping the whole of Europe'

North Korea, by contrast, is a “cradle of happy life”.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 20 September, 2015

US commits to taking in 100,000 refugees in 2017

Meanwhile, at least 13 migrants including six children died off the coast of Turkey earlier today.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Photos: Migrants treated for suffocation and broken bones after police crackdown

There has been widespread condemnation of Hungary in the wake of the police actions, and the introduction of tough new laws.