Their migration on a "road of death" is fuelled by endemic corruption, political dysfunction, unemployment and poverty.
People holed up in a grim Calais camp could no doubt identify with the tortured Danish prince during a performance by actors from Shakespeare’s Globe.
The influx of immigrants will have a positive effect on the GDP of European countries as long as leaders can get migrants into jobs.
Delegates will discuss a controversial plan for a new European Union force that could shore up borders without the host country's consent.
Senegal’s president, Macky Sall, has what it takes to be considered the serious face of the continent.
The outsider has always held a fascination for artists and writers, helping to shape our view of those who exist in a state of perpetual transition.
European countries are turning on one another as growing border chaos tests the limits of diplomacy.
Creating a country for refugees may be a wild idea but solutions must be found for the desperate.
France has sent additional police officers to Calais to secure the Eurotunnel terminal after thousands more migrants tried to get to England.
Endemic bribery is crippling the system meant to regulate the influx of migrants, a study has shown.
The myth that African migrants are stealing jobs from locals fosters violence and fuels xenophobia.
Myanmar, the US and Southeast Asian envoys are preparing for talks, following Malaysia's announcement that it would assist migrants stranded at sea.
The EU is considering fielding a naval force to deal with increasingly deadly Mediterranean crossings, but the plan would have to favour with the UN.
Migrants give chilling testimonies of abuses committed by smugglers and armed groups in Libya.
A proposal to divide up numbers between EU states in the wake of the Mediterranean crisis could pit Germany, which backs the scheme, against the UK.
Many migrants do not see the recent attacks as xenophobia per se and blame them on poverty.
They must either live in misery or risk death by leaving a country that is in the grip of a highly repressive regime.
iTemba school educates the children of refugees when they're turned away by public schools. But money has dried up and the pupils face eviction.