The mother and daughter, displaced from their homes in Sudan, sit beneath a mosquito net while being treated for malnutrition at the Kalma camp in South Darfur. This is a 2005 photo. Lynsey Addario/Courtesy of Penguin Press hide caption

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Srirupa Dasgupta opened Upohar, a restaurant and catering service, with a social mission. Her employees — primarily refugees — earn double the minimum wage. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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The city of Pittsburgh is hoping that drawing more skilled immigrants will give it an entrepreneurial boost. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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A Syrian Kurdish child looks through the fence of a refugee camp in the town of Suruc, Turkey, last month. The advance of Islamic State jihadists on Kobane has forced some 200,000 refugees to flee across the border to Turkey. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Civilians who had just recently arrived in Yola prepare to flee again, this time in a large open-top truck headed to the city of Jos. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Border Patrol agent Richard Funke looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.- Mexico border near Nogales, Ariz., in 2010. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Ger Duany, Reese Witherspoon and Arnold Oceng seen at Warner Bros. "The Good Lie" Premiere at 2014 TIFF on Sunday, Sep. 7, 2014, in Toronto. Dale Wilcox/Invision/AP hide caption

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Thousands of Syrians enter Turkey at Yumurtalik crossing gate near Suruc on Tuesday. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has warned of a growing refugee crisis. Burhan Ozbilici/AP hide caption

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A Syrian family waits near the Turkish-Syrian border after entering Turkey near the town of Sanliurfa Sunday. An estimated 70,000 Syrian Kurds have fled the extremist group the Islamic State this weekend. Ulas Yunus Tosun/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Afghan children gather at a special medical camp set up by UNHCR to mark World Refugee Day in Islamabad on Friday. The U.N. agency says there were 51.2 million displaced people at the end of 2013, 6 million more than the previous year. Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Abu Ghassan (from left), Hassan and Sobhy sit in the lobby of a hotel in Athens, Greece, that blocks out at least 40 rooms each month for Syrian refugees and gives them a discount, on Feb. 11. Though the Syrians have a safe haven at the hotel, Greece as a whole has not been as welcoming. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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Activists protest Uganda's anti-gay legislation in Nairobi, Kenya, this month. LGBT status has been grounds for asylum in the U.S. since 1994, but winning refugee status can be difficult, particularly for people who are unable to obtain visas to the U.S. before applying. Dai Kurokawa /EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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Syrian refugees sit by their tent in a camp on the Lebanese border town of Arsal on Dec. 15. Ahmad Shalha /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Migrants arrive in Valletta, the Maltese capital, aboard a patrol boat on Oct. 12, a day after their boat sank, killing more than 30 people, mostly women and children — just the latest deadly migrant tragedy to hit the Mediterranean. Despite Europe's financial crisis illegal immigrants continue to attempt to enter Europe through its southern coastal countries as they seek a better life. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, many families struggle to get clean water, food and health services. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian-Kurdish children sit on a bed at the Quru Gusik refugee camp in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Aug. 22. Faced with brutal violence and soaring prices, thousands of Syrian Kurds have poured into Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. UNICEF has reported that over one million Syrian children live as refugees in other countries. Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The center for asylum-seekers in Bremgarten, Switzerland. There is controversy over rules in the town that would keep asylum-seekers away from public places. Alesxandra Wey/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Um Ahmed, her husband, Abu Ahmed, and their two children sit inside a United Nations refugee registration center in Tripoli, Lebanon. They fled the northern Syrian city of Aleppo a month ago. "There was a lot of shelling," said Um Ahmed. "I wasn't thinking. I was just thinking of my children." Nicole Beemsterboer/NPR hide caption

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