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.
Chad has been hit by a refugee influx from Darfur and Central African Republic as well as the return of its citizens expelled from Libya.
The Central African Republic is at risk of spiralling into genocide as a humanitarian crisis and fighting between Muslim and Christian rebels intensifies.
Two photographers travelled to Jordan to capture Syrian refugees with messages on their bodies expressing thoughts on the conflict in their country.
As the threat of US-led strikes on Syria looms large, Italy is preparing for a dramatic rise in refugee landings on its shores.
It is nearly certain that chemical weapons killed hundreds of people in the suburbs of Damascus in Syria.
As Syrians flee their homes for new beginnings, Europe is struggling to cope with the influx of refugees at its doorstep.
Congolese refugees in Uganda are banding together to make a life outside the 'diseased' state refugee camps.
Australia expanded its plan banishing asylum-seekers arriving by boat to Papua New Guinea on Saturday to include the Pacific island of Nauru.
Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard has backed her government's choice to leave the bodies of drowned asylum-seekers in the ocean.