people smuggling

Madness in the Med: how charity rescue boats exacerbate the refugee crisis

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Humanitarian efforts are creating an even greater migrant crisis

Are we helping desperate migrants — or just people smugglers?

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Are aid agencies colluding with people smugglers?

Gambia: an African Benidorm ruled by a tyrant

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Gambians are leaving their country in droves as a result of the policies of Yahya Jammeh, the country’s overbearing president

What the people-smugglers of Istanbul make of the EU’s deal with Turkey

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The Turkey-EU deal will do nothing to fix the migrant crisis. Just ask the people-smugglers in Istanbul

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

Asylum seekers are dying in British ports. It’s time we looked after them properly.

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The tale is now familiar: shouts are heard from inside a freight container and police are called. A cargo of…

Portrait of the week

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, writing of the Islamic State in northern Iraq, said: ‘If we do not act…