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Obin
By Hashem
21 Feb 2016

Damaged makeshift tent in the Obin refugee camp in northern Latakia.

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Hairstylist for the Migrants in Calais
Calais
By Steven Wassenaar
10 Feb 2016

Sabrina Lefebvre is a hairdresser who works in the world of luxury and fashion, but in her spare time she visits migrant camps in France to offer them free hair cuts. We followed her in Calais and Dunkirk, and in Paris during a fashion show.

During fashion shows and shoots for luxury magazines, she works between Paris, London, New York or Milan, styling the hair of the supermodels for well known fashion houses. Now based in London, the young woman assists the stars of her profession, like the Japanese hair stylist Akki Shirakawa. She could have been content to continue her ascent in this world of luxury, glitter and glamor.

But last October the path of this hairdresser, who is a true nomad, crossed that of the thousands of migrants who settled in make shift camps in Dunkirk and Calais, some mere miles from the village where she grew up. "I have travelled in poor regions of Brazil, and I know that in the worst circumstances, the poor strive to preserve their appearance. It is a question of dignity, it helps preserve the morale. And I decided to help them with my means."

As soon as she gets the chance, Sabrina spends a few days to settle in the camps to cut the hair of migrants. Through her work the young woman has earned an astonishing popularity within a few months: numerous people come to greet her and are and queuing in front of her makeshift barbershops along muddy roads or in tents.

Nothing discourages them, nor the icy wind, nor the mud, nor the jokes in Kurdish, Arabic or Farsi, that comment the mimicry of customers, who try to make understandable by gestures their hair cut requirements. Even more amazing, Sabrina became met with migrant colleagues; she now calls to wield the clippers or scissors at her side.

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Arabic for Solidarity
Palma de Mallorca
By Marisa Candia Cadavid and Carwyn Jones
06 Feb 2016

(English subtitles)

In May 2015, two Arabic languages teachers in Palma de Mallorca decided to offer free classes as the refugee crisis grew. The public response was more than they expected. Yet nine months later, just 19 refugees have been welcomed by the Spanish government while the waiting list for the course continues to grow.

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Aleppo Refugees in A'zaz
A'zaz, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
05 Feb 2016

Aleppo residents take refuge in A'zaz on February 6, 2016.

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Refugee Camp Targeted by Rockets
Obin
By Hashem
01 Feb 2016

More than five thousand refugees had to flee a camp at Obin, north of Latakia, Syria when it came under rocket attack on February 1st, 2016. Activists claim the rockets were fired from a Russian ship in the Mediterranean. They say at least 8 people were killed and 30 injured, including women and children.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
30 Jan 2016

In the Grand Synthe camp in Dunkerque, 3000 Kurdish migrants camp out in the mud.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
30 Jan 2016

In the Grand Synthe camp in Dunkerque where 3000 Kurdish migrants camp in the mud, Sabrina Lefebvre looks for hairdressers and barbers among the migrants whose help she can enlist.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
30 Jan 2016

Young men watch and wait their turn in the Grand Synthe camp in Dunkerque as Sabrina cuts their friend's hair. A hair stylist for the fashion world, in her free time, she heads to the migrant camps in and around Calais to offer free haircuts to the inhabitants.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
30 Jan 2016

Sabrina Lefebvre styles a young woman's hair in a makeshift shelter in the Grand Synthe migrant camp in Dunkerque. She is a hair stylist for the fashion world, but in her free time, she heads to the migrant camps in Calais to offer free haircuts to the inhabitants.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
30 Jan 2016

In the Grand Synthe camp in Dunkerque, 3000 Kurdish migrants camp out in the mud.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
30 Jan 2016

Young men wait their turn as Sabrina Lefebvre and two of her apprentices from the camp cut hair in the Grand Synthe camp in Dunkerque.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
30 Jan 2016

Young men wait their turn as Sabrina Lefebvre and two of her apprentices from the camp cut hair in the Grand Synthe camp in Dunkerque.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
30 Jan 2016

Sabrina Lefebvre shares a meal with migrants during a break from cutting and styling. A hair stylist for the fashion world, in her free time Sabrina heads to the migrant camps in Calais to offer free haircuts to the inhabitants.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
30 Jan 2016

In the Grand Synthe camp in Dunkerque, 3000 Kurdish migrants camp out in the mud.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
30 Jan 2016

Sabrina Lefebvre is a hair stylist for the fashion world, but in her free time, she heads to the migrant camps in Calais to offer free haircuts to the inhabitants.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
29 Jan 2016

Sabrina Lefebvre arrives at Calais Station from London. Sabrina is a hair stylist for the fashion world, but in her free time, she heads to the migrant camps in Calais to offer free haircuts to the inhabitants.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
29 Jan 2016

Sabrina looks through the warehouse of the Auberge des Migrants for chairs she can use for her pop-up salon. Sabrina is a hair stylist for the fashion world, but in her free time, she heads to the migrant camps in Calais to offer free haircuts to the inhabitants.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
29 Jan 2016

Sabrina Lefebvre is a hair stylist for the fashion world, but in her free time, she heads to the migrant camps in Calais to offer free haircuts to the inhabitants.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
29 Jan 2016

Sabrina gives a haircut to a young man in the Calais camp. She works for free and often late into the night, giving haircuts to anyone who needs a trim or some styling.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
29 Jan 2016

Sabrina gives a haircut to a young man in the Calais camp. She works for free and often late into the night, giving haircuts to anyone who needs a trim or some styling.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
29 Jan 2016

Sabrina styles a young migrant man's hair in the recreational structure built by volunteers in the Calais migrant camp.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
29 Jan 2016

Sabrina styles a young migrant man's hair in the recreational structure built by volunteers in the Calais migrant camp.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
26 Jan 2016

In Paris, Sabrina styles hair for French designer Alexandre Vauthier's fashion show.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
26 Jan 2016

In Paris, Sabrina styles hair for French designer Alexandre Vauthier's fashion show.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
26 Jan 2016

In Paris, Sabrina styles hair for French designer Alexandre Vauthier's fashion show.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
26 Jan 2016

In Paris, Sabrina styles hair for French designer Alexandre Vauthier's fashion show.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
26 Jan 2016

In Paris, Sabrina styles hair for French designer Alexandre Vauthier's fashion show.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
26 Jan 2016

In Paris, Sabrina styles hair for French designer Alexandre Vauthier's fashion show.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
26 Jan 2016

In Paris, Sabrina styles hair for French designer Alexandre Vauthier's fashion show.

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Calais, France
By Steven Wassenaar
26 Jan 2016

In Paris, Sabrina styles hair for French designer Alexandre Vauthier's fashion show.

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Refugees of Tawergha 01
Tripoli, Libya
By Mustafa Fetouri
24 Jan 2016

In this living room women try to produce little home decorations, from discarded material, for sale to camp visitors, to help their families.

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Refugees of Tawergha 02
Tripoli, Libya
By Mustafa Fetouri
24 Jan 2016

A narrow alley leading into the western part of the camp. Makeshift homes are on both sides of the alley.

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Refugees of Tawergha 03
Tripoli, Libya
By Mustafa Fetouri
24 Jan 2016

Two school age girls pausing for the camera. They are lucky as they can attend the small newly opened make shift school instead of leaving the camp for another school.

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Refugees of Tawergha 05
Tripoli, Libya
By Mustafa Fetouri
24 Jan 2016

Mr. Mabruk Eswasi founder and director of AL-Saber (Patience) charity at his office with his assistant Aida. He founded the charity to keep people together and help them after they were forced to flee their homes in Tawergha. He says not a single government department since 2011 has offered us any help.

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Refugees of Tawergha 06
Tripoli, Libya
By Mustafa Fetouri
24 Jan 2016

Makeshift storage room and laundry room for the camp residents. All supplies are kept here prior to distribution.

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Tripoli, Libya
By Mustafa Fetouri
24 Jan 2016

Young children showing the V sign to my camera. Some appeared happy with my visit.

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Refugees of Tawergha 08
Tripoli, Libya
By Mustafa Fetouri
22 Jan 2016

A makeshift play ground for children, but Tripoli’s bitter cold during my visit left the place empty.

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Refugees of Tawergha 09
Tripoli, Libya
By Mustafa Fetouri
22 Jan 2016

The western entrance, the main entry to the makeshift airport road camp, 10 km south of Tripoli, Libya.

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Refugees of Tawergha 10
Tripoli, Libya
By Mustafa Fetouri
22 Jan 2016

A group of old Twareghan men gathered around a small fire to keep warm in the only “events hall” as they call it. They receive visitors here, watch TV, and organize events for refugees such as birthday parties, weddings, and even circumcision parties. They treated me to a round of Libyan green tea and chatted about their future with little hope of any return home to Tawergha.