Migrants on a rubber boat gesture as they are rescued by the SOS Mediterranee organisation during a search and rescue (SAR) operation with the MV Aquarius rescue ship (not pictured) in the Mediterranean Sea, off the Libyan Coast.
Migrants have been injured crossing the north African border into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. High fences and razor wire surround the territory. Spain says the number of people crossing into the country via enclaves in north Africa has doubled in the last year.
Some cross by foot, others take taxis close to the Canada-U.S. border, crossing into Quebec in an effort to claim asylum. The number of asylum seekers fleeing to Canada from the US in the wake of Trump’s immigration crackdown has soared since the weather turned warmer. In the first three months of this year, 3,605 people have crossed the border from south to north. The figure has grown month-on-month from 920 in January to 1,465 in March and the number of those detained for entering the country illegally has tripled in that time.
South Sudanese refugee children look up as a truck pumps water into a reservoir on top of a water tower, in a section of the sprawling complex of mud-brick houses and tents that makes up the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. Bidi Bidi is now the world’s largest refugee settlement holding some of those who fled the civil war in South Sudan.