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Winter is looming: al-Saghir Family S...
Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Kawthar, Areefa and little Mohamed watch as their father Jannud adds wood sticks to burn in the handmade stove.

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Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Kawthar, Areefa and little Mohamed watch as their father Jannud adds wood sticks to burn in the handmade stove.

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Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Mohamed tries to warm his hands as he and his father Jannud stand by the handmade stove waiting for a cattle of water to boil.

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Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Jannud's elderly mother, Farida, is unable to walk and is confined to a wheelchair.

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Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
14 Nov 2015

Jannud's elderly mother, Farida, is unable to walk and is confined to a wheelchair.

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GREECE-EUROPE-MIGRANTS
Lesbos
By Christian Minelli
13 Nov 2015

A woman from Syria embraces her son as refugees and migrants riding a dinghy reach the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on November 13, 2015.

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Gevgelija
By Nikolay Doychinov
02 Nov 2015

Migrants and asylum seekers cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on November 2, 2015.

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Gevgelija
By Nikolay Doychinov
01 Nov 2015

A girl looks on as migrants and refugees prepare to enter a registration camp after crossing the Greece-Macedonia border, near Gevgelija on November 1, 2015.

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Gevgelija
By Nikolay Doychinov
30 Oct 2015

Photos showing refugees making their way through the Balkan route in Macedonia with the hope of reaching Western Europe. More than one million refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe trough the Balkan route since the start of 2015.

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Gevgelija
By Nikolay Doychinov
30 Oct 2015

Migrants and refugees queue to enter a registration center near Gevgelija on October 30, 2015.

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Gevgelija
By Nikolay Doychinov
27 Oct 2015

A migrant sleeps on a fallen tree as he waits to enter a registration camp, near Gevgelija on October 27, 2015.

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Refugees Arrive on a Boat in Lesbos
Lesbos, Greece
By MikelKonate
26 Oct 2015

Refugees and migrants arrive from the Turkish coast on a wooden boat to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Sunday Oct. 26, 2015.
Each paid €2,200 to Turkish smugglers to come to Lesbos on a boat that brought more than a hundred people.

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Gevgelija
By Nikolay Doychinov
26 Oct 2015

Migrants and asylum seekers wait to enter a registration camp near Gevgelija on October 26, 2015.

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Interview with UNHCR's Antonio Guterres
New York
By Tracey Shelton
29 Sep 2015

Interview with Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and actor Ger Duany, UN Goodwill ambassador, on September 29, 2015. Private interview with UN Foundation fellows.

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Refugees Stranded at Croatia Border
Croatia
By francesca mannocchi
23 Sep 2015

B-Roll footage of refugees stranded at Croatia border crossing with Serbia.

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Gevgelija
By Nikolay Doychinov
22 Sep 2015

Migrants and refugees wearing raincoats queue at a camp to register after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on September 22, 2015.

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Gevgelija
By Nikolay Doychinov
22 Sep 2015

Migrants and refugees queue to register at a camp after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija on September 22, 2015.

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Rigonce, Slovenia
By Vukasin Sobot
21 Sep 2015

Refugees cross the border from Croatia into Slovenia at Rigonce. They are greeted by Slovenian police and volunteers from the Red Cross, who divide the migrants into groups and then escort them to a bus. The refugees are taken away for registration at a refugee center in the town of Brežice.

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Gevgelija
By Nikolay Doychinov
19 Sep 2015

A migrant holds his sleeping child as migrants and refugees queue at a camp to register after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on September 19, 2015.

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Italian Navy Rescues Refugees at Sea
Misrata
By fabrizio villa
11 Sep 2015

Video shot on a GoPro camera by a freelance photographer accompanying the Italian Navy on a rescue mission where 60 Italian Navymen rescues 998 immigrants from boats in the Mediterranean Sea just 30 km off the coast of Libya.
The men, women and children rescued from the smugglers' boat were from Syria, Eritrea, Mali, Palestine and Afghanistan.

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Refugees in Red Cross Tents in Austri...
Nickelsdorf, Austria
By danubestory
07 Sep 2015

Thousands of refugees entered Austria on foot from Hungary on Saturday and Sunday. Austria and Germany opened borders for them after they got stuck in Budapest train station Keleti for several days. Refugees walked on foot and were later taken by 60 buses from Hungarian authorities to the border which they crossed on foot. After stopping buses, some people decided to walk to Austria, some were donated with train and bus tickets from Hungarian citizens and charities and some were driven to the border by people in private cars.
In Austria, exausted refugees got warm welcome from Red Cross people, social workers of Bundeswehr and volunteers. People donated food, drinks, clothes, toys to them.
In the bordertown of Nickelsdorf, refugees can rest and wait for trains and buses to Vienna and Germany. German police took controll over the situation and trains are guarded by German policemen. Refugees wait near railway station or in the hangar built originally for famous Nova Rock music festival. There are hygienical facilities, warm blankets, field beds, food, drinks, donated clothers and shoes. For children, toys and various activities are prepared.
Numbers of refugees resting in hangar are changing. At this time, approximately 300 people are waiting for next transport to Germany. Another 100 is waiting in the railway station. For those crossing the border by foot, the buses are waiting directly there and transport them to the train.
„Austria is perfect,“ thanks Ibrahim, young man from Syria for everything. „Austrian people gave us smile, hug, food. We feel welcomed here.“ They blame Hungary for getting them closed in railway station in Budapest with no facilities and for police actions they experienced there. Despite all, children are full of energy. They discover new toys and want to try each facility the hangar and outside land offer to them. They can draw, paint, bicycle, play footbal, take toys which they like. They want to spend every moment by playing and doing things so natural for their age – and different from those they experienced along their journey from war zones.
There are also newborn babies. Nadja whose parents are from Afghanistan was born on the way, in Greece, six weeks ago. Her young mother managed to continue walking to Austria.
Further she will continue in comfortable speed train, offered for free by Austrian and German authorities.
During the weekend, 12 000 asylum seekers entered Austria and continued towards Germany.

00:00: W/S: Hangar originally built for Nova Rock music festival is now full of refugees who rest here before last part of their journey, to Germany.
00:07: W/S: Young men playing football in front of a hangar in Nickelsdorf while waiting for transport to Germany.
00:14: M/S: Man resting in front of a hangar in Nickelsdorf while waiting for transport to Germany.
00:21: W/S: People resting after exhausting walk thru Hungary towards Austrian border.
00:28: M/S: Refugees discussing while resting and waiting for transport to Germany in a hangar in Nickelsdorf.
00:35: M/S: Refugees receiving food from volunteers in hangar in Nickelsdorf, Austria.
00:42: M/S: Refugees receiving food from volunteers in hangar in Nickelsdorf, Austria.
00:49: M/S: Refugees resting and waiting for transport to Germany in a hangar in Nickelsdorf.
00:56: D/S: Man resting before next journey to the Germany.
01:03: SOT: Sabine Lamberti, a volunteer:
No, not really. Why sould we be afraid? I mean, there are bad people, maybe there are bad people, but you also have bad people in Austria. Do you know what I mean? I mean in every country you have good people and you have bad people. It does have nothing to do with the nationality.
01:28: D/S: Welcome to Europe – Austrian volunteers have written on the Hungarian – Austrian border to show to the refugees different attitude towards them as they experienced in Budapest.
01:35: D/S: Sabine Lamberti welcoming new refugees who already reached Austria.
01:45: D/S: Woman trying to find suitable clean clothers for her family among things donated by Austrian people.
01:53: W/S: Ambulance vehicles and mobile toilets near the railway station in bordertown of Nickelsdorf from where special refugee trains to Vienna and Germany depart.
01:59: M/S: Refugees waiting for train to Germany in Nickelsdorf railway station.
02:07: M/S: TV crews working on Nickelsdorf railway station, covering the migration crisis.
02:15: W/S: Refugees entering the special train in railway station in Nickelsdorf which will transport them to Vienna for the next train to Germany.
02:22: W/S: Refugees entering the special train in railway station in Nickelsdorf which will transport them to Vienna for the next train to Germany.
02:29: W/S: Special train for refugees is departing from Nickelsdorf.

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Refugees in Red Cross Tents in Austria
Nickelsdorf, Austria
By danubestory
07 Sep 2015

Thousands of refugees entered Austria on foot from Hungary on Saturday and Sunday. Austria and Germany opened borders for them after they got stuck in Budapest train station Keleti for several days. Refugees walked on foot and were later taken by 60 buses from Hungarian authorities to the border which they crossed on foot. After stopping buses, some people decided to walk to Austria, some were donated with train and bus tickets from Hungarian citizens and charities and some were driven to the border by people in private cars.
In Austria, exausted refugees got warm welcome from Red Cross people, social workers of Bundeswehr and volunteers. People donated food, drinks, clothes, toys to them.
In the bordertown of Nickelsdorf, refugees can rest and wait for trains and buses to Vienna and Germany. German police took controll over the situation and trains are guarded by German policemen. Refugees wait near railway station or in the hangar built originally for famous Nova Rock music festival. There are hygienical facilities, warm blankets, field beds, food, drinks, donated clothers and shoes. For children, toys and various activities are prepared.
Numbers of refugees resting in hangar are changing. At this time, approximately 300 people are waiting for next transport to Germany. Another 100 is waiting in the railway station. For those crossing the border by foot, the buses are waiting directly there and transport them to the train.
"Austria is perfect,“ thanks Ibrahim, young man from Syria for everything. "Austrian people gave us smile, hug, food. We feel welcomed here." They blame Hungary for getting them closed in railway station in Budapest with no facilities and for police actions they experienced there. Despite all, children are full of energy. They discover new toys and want to try each facility the hangar and outside land offer to them. They can draw, paint, bicycle, play footbal, take toys which they like. They want to spend every moment by playing and doing things so natural for their age – and different from those they experienced along their journey from war zones.
There are also newborn babies. Nadja whose parents are from Afghanistan was born on the way, in Greece, six weeks ago. Her young mother managed to continue walking to Austria.
Further she will continue in comfortable speed train, offered for free by Austrian and German authorities.
During the weekend, 12 000 asylum seekers entered Austria and continued towards Germany.

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00:00 SOT: Sabine Lamberti, a Austrian volunteer:
No, not really. Why sould we be afraid? I mean, there are bad people, maybe there are bad people, but you also have bad people in Austria. Do you know what I mean? I mean in every country you have good people and you have bad people. It does have nothing to do with the nationality. I by myself I own a castle, Schloss Konigshof, that´s in Bruckneudorf, and I should get first refugees next week who will live in my castle because my castle is very big, I have 60 500 square metres just living alone with two dogs. So I said: Okay, there are such a lot of people who are sleeping on the street in Traiskirchen who don´t have anymore a place, living in tents in the street, on the floor. So I open my castle and I will have the people to say: Welcome and live in my castle. Next week I should get the first.
I am here because I want to help that people who are such a long time on the trip to come in a country where is no war, where nobody is behind them, and to help them and to say: Hello, welcome, welcome, welcome.
There were people with who I was crying when the came from the bus. They are so nice. They are coming here with nothing, with flipflops on their feet, and yesterday evening it was so cold and such a wind. And to help them – everybody has to do it. They are human beings and we should all together help them.
00:09: W/S: Hangar originally built for Nova Rock music festival is now full of refugees who rest here before last part of their journey, to Germany.
00:16: W/S: Young men playing football in front of a hangar in Nickelsdorf while waiting for transport to Germany.
00:23: M/S: Man resting in front of a hangar in Nickelsdorf while waiting for transport to Germany.
00:30: W/S: People resting after exhausting walk thru Hungary towards Austrian border.
00:38: M/S: Refugees discussing while resting and waiting for transport to Germany in a hangar in Nickelsdorf.
00:44: M/S: Refugees receiving food from volunteers in hangar in Nickelsdorf, Austria.
00:51: M/S: Refugees receiving food from volunteers in hangar in Nickelsdorf, Austria.
00:58: M/S: Refugees resting and waiting for transport to Germany in a hangar in Nickelsdorf.
01:05: D/S: Man resting before next journey to the Germany.
01:12: SOT: Sabine Lamberti, a volunteer
01:20: D/S: Welcome to Europe – Austrian volunteers have written on the Hungarian – Austrian border to show to the refugees different attitude towards them as they experienced in Budapest.
01:28: D/S: Sabine Lamberti welcoming new refugees who already reached Austria.
01:38: D/S: Woman trying to find suitable clean clothers for her family among things donated by Austrian people.
01:45: W/S: Ambulance vehicles and mobile toilets near the railway station in bordertown of Nickelsdorf from where special refugee trains to Vienna and Germany depart.
01:52: M/S: Refugees waiting for train to Germany in Nickelsdorf railway station.
01:59: M/S: TV crews working on Nickelsdorf railway station, covering the migration crisis.
02:27: W/S: Refugees entering the special train in railway station in Nickelsdorf which will transport them to Vienna for the next train to Germany.
02:15: W/S: Refugees entering the special train in railway station in Nickelsdorf which will transport them to Vienna for the next train to Germany.
02:22: W/S: Special train for refugees is departing from Nickelsdorf.

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Ranum
By Romina Vinci
05 Sep 2015

Ranum, north of Jutland in Denmark hosts an asylum center that is home to over 400 people waiting to find out if they will be given asylum. They can stay in this center for months, or even years, depending on the Danish immigrations services in based in Copenhagen. They are far away from their home countries and from their families, searching for the promised land that they always dreamed of, but for many of them, the present looks empty. These are a few of their stories.

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Ranum, Denmark
By Romina Vinci
05 Sep 2015

Abdulnaser, 16, is talented with foreign languages. After four months in Ranum, he can speak a little Danish.
He from one of many Syrian families waiting in Ranum's Asylum Center to be recognized as refugees.

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Ranum, Denmark
By Romina Vinci
05 Sep 2015

"€œA bomb destroyed our home in Damascus," said Mohammad, a 54 year-old Palestinian from Syria. "We sold the car and everything to find money to escape as soon as possible. There was no other way to survive." Mohammed remembers everything clearly. "€œIt was a long and dangerous journey crossing from Turkey to Greece and Italy by boat. We arrived in Denmark just with 20 dollars."

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Ranum, Denmark
By Romina Vinci
05 Sep 2015

Najwa is arabic teacher, and in Syria she also worked for the United Nations. Her husband is an engineer, and one of his sons studied Engineering at the University of Damascus.
Her family waits at the Ranum Asylum Center in Denmark to be recognized as refugees.

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Ranum, Denmark
By Romina Vinci
05 Sep 2015

The youngest of the family is Ahmed, 8 years old. He is a bright boy, and he likes to stay outside playing with the other kids. Sometimes, suddenly, he puts his hands up to his ears and start to tremble.

"He remember the sound of the bombs in Damascus," explains his mother, Najwa. "It'€™s impossible to forget. My hair has gone completely white."

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Ranum, Denmark
By Romina Vinci
05 Sep 2015

In their kitchen where they live now in the Ranum Asylum center, hanging on the shelves there are many signs with a word: "€œPositive"€."

"People who lived here before us have left these papers, and we like to keep them, because it'€™s good luck€," said Mohammad, a 54 year-old Palestinian from Syria.

He and his wife Najwa have five children, but the oldest, Ezzat, 22, lives separated from his family now. He was caught in Bulgaria.

"€œNow he is in Germany," continues Mohammad'€™s wife, "and we are here waiting for the results of our interview. If it is positive, we can get to him, because of family reunification. Otherwise, we don'€™t know."

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Ranum, Denmark
By Romina Vinci
05 Sep 2015

Hardi (left), a 30 year-old Kurd from Iraq, sits with another Kurd from Iraq, Hemem, (right) while he talks on the phone with his family. Ten years ago he escaped to Europe.

"€œI can't go back to my country," Hardi said. "They will kill me."

This is the only thing that he said about his past. At first he went to Sweden, then Finland, but his asylum requests were denied in both countries.

"€œIn 2008, my wife and my two children came to Denmark. We spent one year waiting, but the government decided to deport us to Iraq."

Hardi stayed in Baghdad not more than two weeks before then he was obliged to leave his family and to fee again.

"€œI went to Iran, then Turkey, and after a dangerous journey I arrived in England€."

Great Britain also rejected him, and he spent two years in England living on the street with no news of his family. Now he is back in Denmark. He has done three interviews and went to court to plead for asylum. The verdict was that he is not sure to stay in Denmark, but that he also can't go back to Iraq because his life is in danger.

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Ranum, Denmark
By Romina Vinci
03 Sep 2015

In Ranum, north of Jutland, a group of asylum seekers spends one of the first spring days at the beach. They come from Africa, and the harsh Danish winter has really taken a toll on them.

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Ranum, Denmark
By Romina Vinci
03 Sep 2015

Salina comes from Eritrea. She arrived in Denmark with a broken arm. She had an accident in the Sahara desert while trying to reach in Tripoli from Sudan.

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Ranum, Denmark
By Romina Vinci
03 Sep 2015

Deni, 4 years old, is from Ingushetia, one of the poorest republics in Russia, near Chechnya. His father had been tortured in prison for two weeks. Deni hates Denmark. Every morning when he wakes up he starts crying.

"I want to go home," he repeats. He does not have any friends in Ranum Asylum Center, because most of the kids speak Arabic or other languages, and he only speaks Russian. He always plays alone. The walls of his new 'home' are adorned with his drawings.

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Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Portrait of an old man among the refugees as he waits to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Refugees walk among the fields towards the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

A small child cries because of the tension as refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Refugees among the fields walk towards the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

A small child on her mother's arms among a group of refugees waiting for the permission from the Macedonian border police to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

A small child on his father's arms and the Macedonian border police on the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.