A child is helped to disembark from Le Niamh (P52), a Roisin Class offshore patrol vessel in the Irish Naval Service, at the Palermo harbour in Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday
A migrant child walks a the train station of Ventimiglia, where stranded migrants are taking shelter, on the Italian border with France, Ventimiglia, Italy
A migrant asleep outside Milan railway station. The European Commission is proposing that member states share asylum seekers across countries – a demand made by Italy.
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A migrant, who was found at sea on a boat, arrives at a temporary shelter near Maungdaw township, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar.
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A volunteer helps a Bangladeshi migrant cut his hair at a temporary shelter on Tuesday, in Kuala Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia.
South African Police officers and soldiers from the South African Defence Force SADF guard migrants sitting after raiding buildings in Johannesburg central business district in the early hours of the morning in an operation where more than 300 illegal immigrants and foreign nationals were arrested.
Rescuers help children to disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early on Monday. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued on Sunday by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. Another smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action
A migrant labourer sits on a handcart along a roadside in the old quarters of Delhi on Friday
An African migrant looks out from his temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya, near the border with Algeria. Many migrants search for work in Ghat to save money to pay for their onward journey.
The “pachuco” scene in Mexico is thought to date back to the 1930s and 1940s in Los Angeles, where Mexican migrants would wear the snazzy outfits partly as a symbol of defiance against discrimination. The custom’s continuation in Mexico is seen in part as a continuing protest against the treatment of Mexican immigrants north of the border.
Migrant construction workers look through a door window during a Russian Orthodox Church religious procession on Friday marking Saints Cyril and Methodius Day in Moscow. The holiday is celebrated in May in countries which observe eastern Orthodox tradition, commemorating brothers Cyril and Methodius, the creators of the Cyrilic alphabet.