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

Certainly not the government that Cameron hopes will help fix the migrant crisis. He’d be better off talking to my old driver

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

8 August 2015 9:00 am

It’s lazy and wrong just to focus on the migrants who make it here

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

The kidnappers who prey on desperate migrants in Greece’s border badlands

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

More than 50,000 boat people have arrived already this year, with many more expected

How Lampedusa copes when the migrant ships come in

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Encounters with those who have risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean

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

Why are we abandoning Christians to Isis?

The shameful truth: Britain lets in far too few refugees

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Britain’s appalling record on refugees is a moral failure, and national disgrace

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

In 1946, in the aftermath of a devastating war, the world seemed a very dark place indeed, says Sam Leith

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…