Russia invaded Ukraine six months ago. In that time, thousands of people have been killed, cities destroyed, millions of people displaced and the Ukrainian economy has been battered.
EU refugee crisis
Wojciech Bakun admits he was ill-prepared to become a front-line humanitarian worker dealing with the rush of refugees from Ukraine. And some onlookers have been surprised by his response too.
Experts say nearly every woman migrating to Spain from Africa is sexually abused along the way. They sometimes arrive pregnant or with infants conceived on their journey, often a result of rape.
Far more immigrants and asylum-seekers are crossing the Spanish border than those entering other usual Mediterranean entry points Greece and Italy.
European leaders are looking to set up migrant holding sites outside the EU, following a controversial Australian precedent, writes an anthropologist who researches migration in North Africa.
Nils Muiznieks has worked with the Council of Europe for the last six years. He shares his thoughts on the state of human rights, cultural racism, and the threat of war, genocide, and dictatorship.
Men detained en route to Europe in Libya tell NPR that guards held them for ransom and sold them off to other detention centers and ultimately into forced labor.