A fraudster who travelled around the UK taking examinations for refugees to help get them visas or citizenship has been jailed for 32 months.
Latest: Several hundred refugees have disappeared after they were evacuated from a camp in northern France that was ravaged by a fire that left 10 injured, according to authorities and aid workers.
The number of Syrians who have fled their country after six years of war has topped the five million mark, the UN's refugee agency said.
A naval officer on peacekeeping duty in Lebanon broke down as she recalled the trauma of her last mission - rescuing migrants and refugees on the Mediterranean.
Hungary has begun building a second fence on its border with Serbia to stop refugees from freely entering the country.
The bodies of dozens of African refugees have washed ashore in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, humanitarian officials said.
More than 300 migrants entered Spanish territory in North Africa early on Friday when they forced their way through a gate in the fence that separates Morocco from the Ceuta enclave, police said.
Boulders placed under a Paris bridge are preventing migrants from setting up camp in an area that has been a magnet for people fleeing war and poverty around the world, aid groups in France said.
A total of 350 child refugees will be brought to Britain from Europe under the so-called Dubs Amendment, the Government has announced.
The Cabinet will today approve accepting up to 40 children from the former refugee camp in Calais in France.
A decision to house 80 refugees in a former hotel in Roscommon has been met with a mixed reaction.
German authorities say more than 54,000 migrants, including failed asylum-seekers, have received approval for government funding to return to their homeland this year, paving the way for a significant increase in voluntary departures.
Almost half (46%) of Irish people questioned in a nationwide survey want to do more to help with the global refugee crisis.
Ireland and other EU countries could be forced to take in extra refugees from fellow member states facing "crisis" levels of refugees under reforms set to be discussed in March.
The number of refugees resettled in Ireland doubled between 2015 and 2016, but the numbers being taken in are still low.
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Childrens' Minister Katherine Zappone are travelling to Greece today to see the effects of the refugee crisis first hand.
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has said foreigners in France should go through a "waiting period" before benefiting from social services and that children whose parents are in the country illegally should not be allowed free schooling.
Turkey's president has accused the European Union of dishonesty and betrayal, and threatened to remove controls from his country's borders
Update 2.49pm: The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, has called for swift action in fulfilling the commitment to relocate up to 200 unaccompanied minors to Ireland from the former migrant camp in Calais.