Resettlement programmes were put on pause by coronavirus pandemic, leaving refugees heading to EU countries to start a new life in limbo. The EU's new Migration Pact needs to be more ambitious in what it can do for those needed sanctuary.
The aunt of Alan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Mediterranean in 2015, joined protesters in Berlin to urge politicians to act.
The vessel was detained in the port of Palermo for 11 hours for an inspection the NGO Seawatch International called "arbitrary."
It comes after fire destroyed the Moria migrant camp, which was home to more than 12,500 migrants. Its capacity was 2,700 people.
Dozens have been rescued after a migrant smuggling boat sank off the southern Greek island of Crete. Three bodies have been recovered and it's not known if others are missing.
Migrants are demanding to leave the island and be allowed to travel to mainland Europe after last week's fire which destroyed the Moria camp.
Greek authorities have promised that 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers left homeless after fire gutted an overcrowded camp will be moved shortly to a new tent city.
The Mediterranea NGO said however that Malta has refused them access to a port to disembark the migrants.
Thousands of protesting migrants left homeless on the Greek island of Lesbos after fires destroyed the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp gathered on a road leading to the island's main town Friday, demanding to be allowed to leave.
4,000 migrants who had left the camp for the island's main port of Mytilini to board ships for the mainland threw stones at police blocking the road.
Thousands of migrants slept on the streets on the Greek island of Lesbos after being evacuated from their camp as fires broke out early on Wednesday.
Some 12,500 people were living at the Moria camp and the surrounding area.
Implementing a plan that reflects a shared responsibility among its member states is the only way the EU will end the deaths or indefinite languishing at sea of migrants crossing the Mediterranean for a better life.
Dozens of people protested outside a migrant detention centre in the French city of Marseille on Saturday, insisting those inside were at risk of catching COVID-19
The party is called 'Future is Now' and was founded by the son of two Morrocan migrants.
Dan O'Mahoney, charged with stopping the sea journeys from France to England, says many migrants are at the mercy of smugglers and unaware of their destination.
As of Aug. 31, the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos housed 12,714 people, well over its capacity of 2,757.
Five years ago, the picture of three-year-old Alan Kurdi washed up dead on a Turkish beach shocked the world. Nevertheless, refugee and migrant children are "often worse off" now than in 2015, says Save the Children.
All migrants aboard a rescue boat funded by British street artist Banksy have been transferred to other boats, the team behind the mission said after its pink and white boat carrying more than 200 passengers sent out an urgent appeal for help.
Lake Van, Turkey's biggest lake in the far east of the country, makes up part of the deadly route for Afghan, Pakistani and other migrants seeking security and economic opportunities in Europe.
The Italian coast guard also transported to Lampedusa another 49 people on Saturday from Banksy's rescue ship Louise Michel.
The ship's website said the vessel "is as agile as she is pink" and that Banksy bought it with the proceeds of his sold artwork and decorated it with a fire extinguisher.
The Sea-Watch 4 vessel of the German NGO has been waiting for several days for port permission to disembark the rescued migrants in the central Mediterranean.
A rescue ship with more than 200 migrants aboard is struggling to find a port that it can dock at.
Search and rescue operations continued on Wednesday, as the total number of people on board is not known.
Fifteen people have been arrested including three in the Spanish capital, Madrid, and one in Lleida, a city in the north-eastern province of Catalonia.