Refugees Glossary

Refugee, asylum seeker or migrant?

The Rohingya refugee crisis

2017 saw the fastest growing refugee crisis and one of the largest displacements of people the world has ever seen.

Forced to flee: Refugees

Where refugees come from and where they find shelter

Refugee Children- fleeing from danger into danger

There are more refugees than ever before and many of them are children making perilous journeys alone.

A typical day in the life of an Internally Displaced Person in Mali

Personal account: Miriam and her children have fled the conflict in Timbuktu

Forced to flee: Displaced people

Colombia had the largest number of internally displaced people in 2016

Compassion or crime?

A father asks you to rescue his child - but to do it you have to break the law. What do you do?

Forced to flee: How many people are being displaced?

20 people were forced to flee from their homes every minute of 2016

Europe's recipe for crisis and chaos in the Mediterranean

As a doctor on a ship rescuing migrants, I've seen the deadly results of EU policies

The Mediterranean crossing

Refugees and migrants continue to take their chances aboard unseaworthy boats and dinghies in a desperate bid to reach Europe

If I were Prime Minister: I would put a cap on the maximum wage

Fairness and equality, as well as a different attitude to immigrants, are at the heart of this agenda.

The charity rebuilding the lives of refugee children in Britain

Ahsanullah Ahsas suffered horrors on the way to the UK, but help from the Children's Society has transformed his existence

Welcoming refugees

While many governments say there is no room for refugees, their citizens feel the opposite way

Refugee voices

Omar was a successful business man, Alima was a doctor. Now they are both refugees in the UK.

What Muslim pilgrims travelling to Mecca can teach us about the refugee crisis

Living a frugal life on the Hajj helps us understand the plight of those who have nothing to rely on but each other.

"Dismantle Europe's borders": Pussy Riot speak up for refugees

One of the protest band's members explains why the migration crisis is 'the defining issue of our generation'.

Reporter's dilemma: 'Elation and unease' at helping Pakistan flood child

Is it right for a journalist to intervene to help a dying baby? What about all the other people needing help?

I survived the Rwandan genocide

Personal account of a 17-year-old who fled the massacre

Africa's Schindler

In one of the continent's bloodiest battlegrounds, one man has saved thousands from the clutches of lethal militias

Destitute and confused: bleak future for refugees caught in the crossfire

Residents of a grim camp tell of clashes between coalition forces and the Taliban