refugees

Millions of us honestly don’t know what our duty is to migrants – and Christianity doesn’t help

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Proximity shouldn’t make a difference — should it? We were on a beach on the European side of the Mediterranean,…

Think ‘migrant’ is an insult? ‘Refugee’ can be too

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Al Jazeera, the Qatari broadcaster, is going to use refugee instead of migrant in its English output. ‘The umbrella term…

Portrait of the week

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Home Andrew Burnham described calls from Yvette Cooper, a rival candidate for the Labour leadership, for him to withdraw from…

Cameron’s talking to the wrong Libyan government. He should call my old driver

15 August 2015 9:00 am

When I covered Libya’s revolution in 2011, I had a driver named Mashallah. Mashallah was a decent and stoical man…

If you really want to help refugees, look beyond the Mediterranean

8 August 2015 9:00 am

For all its difficulties, Europe is prosperous and safe: one of the best places on Earth. Many other societies have…

Migrants warm up beside a campfire on the Macedonian-Greek border (Photo Robert Atanasovski/Getty)

Ali Baba and the 300 hostages: the kidnappers who prey on desperate migrants in Europe’s border badlands

11 July 2015 9:00 am

In the heat of the midday sun, the fields and woodlands between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia look idyllic:…

Party pooper: Kurt Egyiawan as Angelo in ‘Measure for Measure’ at the Globe

A handy liberal guide on how to save mankind, courtesy of Soho Theatre

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Refugee crisis in the Mediterranean! Fear not. Anders Lustgarten and his trusty rescue ship are here to save mankind. Lampedusa…

Welcome to Italy: this is what a real immigration crisis looks like

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Let us suppose that along the coast of Normandy up to one million non-EU migrants are waiting to be packed…

How Lampedusa copes when the migrant ships come in

2 May 2015 9:00 am

 Lampedusa The young hang about in packs or speed around town, two to a scooter. Old women group together on…

Cameron led calls to remove Gaddafi. Why is he silent on Libya's drowning refugees?

18 April 2015 9:00 am

One Friday, 28 people were rescued by the Italian coastguard when the boat on which they were fleeing Libya capsized in…

Why are we abandoning the Middle East's Christians to Isis?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

She took the call herself the night the Islamic State came into Mosul. ‘Convert or leave or you’ll be killed,’…

The shameful truth: Britain lets in far too few refugees

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Pictures from Calais have returned to our television screens, showing desperate men and women trying to break into lorries bound…

To make asylum work, we’ll have to talk frankly

8 November 2014 9:00 am

It is the easiest thing in the world to say who should come to Britain and why. But if there…

Two small children dying together in the gutter in the Chinese famine of 1946

How Hitler's dreams came true in 1946

11 October 2014 9:00 am

I should begin this review, in the spirit of full disclosure, by admitting that I know the author very slightly.…

Portrait of the week

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said that Britons who went to Syria or Iraq to fight could be stripped…