The UK will take in 20,000 refugees but how many is enough and should we be counting?
An estimated 10,000 people, including many children, attended a candlelit vigil in Sydney to show support for refugees.
Tony Abbott is wedged between the hard right in the Coalition and commentariat on the one hand, and Liberal moderates, compassionate conservatives and pragmatists on the other, as the government considers…
Tony Abbott said Australia takes more refugees on a per capita basis than any other country.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that Australia takes more refugees than any other through the UNHCR on a per capita basis. Is that right?
A global approach would significantly increase the burden-sharing between the refugee-hosting countries near Syria and the rest of the developed world.
The size of the refugee crisis stemming from the conflict in Syria means that no single country can deal with it alone.
Hackles raised at an anti-migrant protest in Brno, Czech Republic.
The Czech police were condemned for writing numbers on refugees' arms – but Central Europe's problem with outsiders goes much deeper.
Tony Abbott told parliament that Australia ‘can and must do more’ for refugees displaced by the Syrian crisis.
The Abbott government is under pressure to increase its overall humanitarian refugee intake, as Labor declared Australia should offer a one-off additional 10,000 places for refugees.
Germany is doing most of the heavy lifting.
Europe has long struggled to share the burden fairly and now the situation is at breaking point.
Outside the Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary.
It's not just calling refugees "migrants" that dehumanises them – it's talking about them as if they're numbers.
Saying it at last.
In just a few weeks, the people of Europe have been galvanised into supporting the refugees dying to reach their shores.
Newspapers report the death of Aylan Kurdi.
A devastating picture of a drowned boy has touched viewers and political leaders alike – and could be a turning point in Europe's spiralling refugee crisis.
The scene at Keleti train station in Budapest, Hungary.
Budapest's main train station has been reopened to refugees – but Hungary's hateful politics of fear are only getting harsher.
A Senate committee report has revealed damning allegations of abuse in the offshore processing centre on Nauru.
Offshore detention facilities exist precisely to allow Australia to do things abroad that it could not do at home.
Europe always prefers to overlook its colonial past – but now it's becoming unavoidable.
An image from the Manus Island detention centre during a hunger strike by asylum seekers in January.
AAP/Refugee Action Collective
Australia's system of offshore immigration detention operates outside of any effective state jurisdiction.
Most Asia-Pacific governments are more focused on preventing irregular movement of asylum seekers and refugees than addressing the underlying causes of such movement.
In many regional countries there are civil society organisations attempting to fill the protection gap for refugees through service provision, advocacy, or both.
The UK and France have come up with a solution to the migrant crisis – stick up another new barrier.
Would you like to be turned away at the gate?
Ancient hospitality rituals could teach us a thing or two about how to respect the people arriving on our shores.
Minors are at risk.
Unaccompanied minors who claim asylum face a lottery where some are recognised as refugees and others have to go home when they turn 18.
Labor, like the Coalition, would retain the offshore processing framework and the option of turning back asylum-seeker boats.
Following the Labor conference's decision to leave open the option of turning back asylum seeker boats, are there any differences left between Labor’s asylum policies and the Coalition’s?
The growing migrant camp known as the “New Jungle”.
While politicians talk security, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the French coast.