Humans of Lesvos

Humans of Lesvos

Brandon Stanton has met thousands of individuals though his work as a street photographer and storyteller. They are grandparents, immigrants, divorcees, actors. By telling “one story at a time,” his Humans of New York blog and Facebook page reach millions of people...
The Kids Foraging for a Future

The Kids Foraging for a Future

Joe Hullman looks you in the eye and speaks in Spanish with a calm authority that belies his 13 years. “I am on vacation,” he says, referring to his school’s summer break, before stepping over the carcass of an unidentifiable animal and using a stick to poke and prod...
Vulnerable and Looking for a Home

Vulnerable and Looking for a Home

Croatia. Family reunion, after four days of separation across border between Croatia and Serbia. Naasan, a Syrian refugee, clings to his four-year-old son, Muhamad. He and his wife lost the boy in a crowd at the border between Serbia and Croatia. It took four days,...
As War Drags on, Athletes Cry Foul

As War Drags on, Athletes Cry Foul

They were at the top of their game when fighting shook the Central African Republic. Now living as refugees, six stars wonder if they’ll ever compete at that level again. Martial was a national champion in karate. William won medals as a high-jumper. Nadine, Teddy,...
Protection by Presence

Protection by Presence

Sometimes the simple act of being there is enough. They call it protection by presence. Arabic speakers, Farsi speakers, wearing the blue colours of UNHCR, offering a moment of reassurance as thousands of refugees make the long, uncertain trek through Europe. Under...
A warm Austrian welcome for refugees

A warm Austrian welcome for refugees

There wasn’t much time to think when the first call for help came back in early September. All the Austrians knew was that they had to act fast. Thousands of refugees were crossing the border from Hungary into Austria, many of whom had abandoned their homes in...
Fishing for an Education

Fishing for an Education

Yida, a town surrounded by wetlands in a remote part of South Sudan, sits just 12 kilometres from the border and is home to nearly 70,000 refugees escaping conflict in Sudan. At the same time, intense fighting between opposition and government troops in South Sudan...
Crossing to Safety

Crossing to Safety

Steady streams of traffic flow in both directions across the floating bridge that spans the Euphrates River near Bzeibiz, Iraq. Young men pushing wheelbarrows full of watermelons, cucumbers and tomatoes weave in and out of families lugging oversized suitcases. Some...
Young Afghans Weigh Their Future

Young Afghans Weigh Their Future

Sonita has only seen Afghanistan through the eyes of others: on her relatives’ mobile phones, in films and in Internet videos. Zia has been there just once, to apply for a passport. But these two young Afghan refugees living in Iran are not giving up on their country,...

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