There are things we could do to make journeys safer. Better protection for refugees in the Asia-Pacific, for example, would mean fewer refugees would feel forced to continue their journeys.
Protecting refugees in the Asia-Pacific
Tough border policies also encourage smugglers to take greater risks with people’s lives by, for example, not spending money to make boats safer.
In the end, when people are forced to flee danger, the process will always be messy.