Limitations improve creativity: we think up solutions we would never have thought of in a lab.
Rohingya refugees walk from Myanmar to refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Despite an international commitment to protect civilians from genocidal violence, the world's response to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar has been feeble. An expert explains the challenges.
Along the Balkan route, refugees and migrants are still in need of emergency aid.
A protest in Rome on August 26 after violent evictions from Piazza Indipendenza.
Police used water cannons and tear gas to remove a group of migrants and refugees from a square in Rome in August.
What’s the role of faith in service?
European Commission DG ECHO
Religious values, deeply rooted in texts, serve as an important motivator for giving. Religious Americans volunteer more, give more, and give more often.
Refugee rights activists greet a boat arriving in Naples harbour in May 2017.
Refugians living in a loosely-connected set of self-governing units would be given a biometric card called a 'Sesame Pass'.
Fortress Europe: Macdeonian soldiers patrol the Greek border.
New research questions the scale of support for tougher border security across Europe.
The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crew interdicts a group of Haitian migrants July 11, 2017, approximately 22 miles south of Great Inagua, Bahamas.
Coast Guard News/flickr
The mass movement of people across the world is nothing new, but migration today is so global and so unrelenting that it may well be the great humanitarian issue of our time.
Memorial to early 1990s war in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Everyone has forgotten there were almost as many asylum seekers in Europe in the early 1990s as today.
After 71 dead refugees were found in an abandoned refrigeration truck in September 2015, the Bochum Theater organized a public reenactment of the tragedy.
In Germany – a country where going to the theater is a deeply ingrained cultural tradition – the stage is a place to confront pressing political issues.
UNDP in Europe and Central Asia
An influx of people seeking shelter from conflict has sharpened attitudes against groups which have been in Europe for centuries.
An Eritrean is searched at Rosenheim in Germany in 2015.
Should the EU be giving money to repressive regimes to stop the flow of migrants?
Asylum-seeking refugees escorted from a train outside Malmö, Sweden in 2015.
Sweden's crime rate is not affected by the immigration rate and the state has introduced stricter asylum laws.
Australia provides permanent protection to thousands of refugees every year.
The term 'genuine refugee' is thrown around often, yet few know the complicated process of how someone is deemed to be one.
An aerial picture of a section of the Hagadera camp in the Dadaab complex near the Kenya-Somalia border.
A Kenyan court has ruled that the government's closure of Dadaab refugee camp is unconstitutional. This will affect the future of the refugees currently in the camp.
A protester against President Trump’s immigration policy and a Trump supporter in New York City.
Data since 1950s show Americans have always been wary of refugees. A public opinion expert explains current attitudes toward Syrian refugees and what it means for building consensus on policy.
Pro-Trump supporters in Manhattan. The new US president appeals to many Americans marginalised by globalisation.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
A Moroccan migrant rescued off the coast of Spain in September 2016.
A. Carrasco Ragel/EPA
A military option will be a lucrative one for smugglers.
Austrian and Serbian policy patrol the EU border in mid January.
Europe is also building walls.
Can Europe prove that it’s capable of finding energy in its contradictions and differences and reinvent itself as a place the whole world respects?
According to German public intellectual Claus Offe, Europe faces multiple crises but is not down and out yet.