# Refugees

A South Sudanese refugee family with five children of their own and five others the have adpoted can be seen at the refugee settlement in Imvepi, Uganda, 27 June 2017. More than two million people have fled the civil war in South Sudan, one million of them in Uganda. Photo: Gioia Forster/dpa
A South Sudanese refugee family with fiv […]

EU steps up sanctions over South Sudan human rights violations

The Council has added 3 persons involved in serious human rights violations to the list of those submitted to a travel ban and an asset freeze in view of the situation in South Sudan.
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

Libya’s slave trade and torture scar African migrants for life

Reports of African migrants being tortured, killed and sold as slaves in Libya have caused a global outcry. The few who manage to escape the horrors carry deep physical and psychological scars.
A refugee looks on as she boards a bus after her arrival on the Eleftherios Venizelos ferry from the northeastern Greek island of Lesvos, to the port of Elefsina, west of Athens, Greece. Photo: Yannis Kolesidis/ANA-MPA/dpa/archive
A refugee looks on as she boards a bus a […]

Greek island refugees face ‘catastrophe,’ EU lawmaker warns

The number of refugees on the Greek Aegean islands has increased significantly. A German member of the European Parliament expects a "humanitarian catastrophe" as winter approaches.