The challenge is huge but there are some things that could ease the tragic situation.
The only reason people get onto boats, with the high risk of drowning, is that they have no hope.
Staff at an immigration camp on Nauru claim the Australian government was aware of the alleged sexual abuse of women and children asylum seekers.
According to activist asylumseekers this is just another technique Israel is using to make their lives miserable and force people to leave.
Prime Minister Tony Abbot is in a fearful strop over the report, saying he's 'sick and tired of being lectured'.
Acting judge slams inept home affairs officials for 'deplorable' way in which they dealt with asylum application.
Amnesty International has said that Nigeria's senior military officers received information of a Boko Haram offensive but failed to take action.
Countries in the region should offer asylum to refugees who are fleeing the repressive state and dying at alarming rates in the Mediterranean Sea.
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.
Teachers face an uphill battle to educate immigrant children stranded in no-man’s land.
But debilitating education hurdles remain for many foreign children in legal limbo.
The annual global trends report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) paints a very bleak picture.
A report says state authorities have either turned a blind eye or colluded with perpetrators in the kidnapping and abuse of Eritrean refugees.
The Jewish state is under fire for its stance on African asylum seekers and support of human rights abusers.
The ongoing civil war in South Sudan has already killed more than 10 000 people, and peace talks in Addis Ababa are deadlocked.
The UN refugee agency has warned that Israel could be in breach of international law due to its policy of indefinite detention for asylum seekers.
Refugees at the Bangui airport camp gained some respite in the form of food, buckets and tarpaulins after supplies were cut off for three weeks.
Thousands of African refugees have gone on strike against the Israeli government's "criminalisation" and "dehumanisation" of asylum seekers.
African asylum seekers have demonstrated outside Western embassies in Tel Aviv in a second day of mass protests against Israel's immigration policies.