refugees refugees

The team that won the Hult Prize poses with their trophy on September 16 at U.N. headquarters. From left: Gia Farooqi, Hanaa Lakhani, Moneeb Mian, and Hasan Usmani. They developed a ride-sharing rickshaw service for refugees in a Pakistan slum. Jason DeCrow/Hult Prize Foundation via AP Ima hide caption

toggle caption
Jason DeCrow/Hult Prize Foundation via AP Ima

Rohingya refugees arrive in Bangladesh on Sunday. They are fleeing government violence in Myanmar. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Bangladesh Copes With Chaos: Rohingya Refugees Are 'Coming And Coming'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/551869474/551897356" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Syrian refugee children play at an informal refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Hassan Ammar/AP

In Lebanon, Syrian Refugees Met With Harassment And Hostility

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/547906231/548175782" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Much of Albert Einstein's best-known work, including his famous formula, was conducted in Europe, but when the Nazis came to power, he and other famous scientists brought their talent to the U.S. Selimaksan/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption
Selimaksan/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Arabic signs have replaced Turkish ones in Istanbul's Fatih neighborhood, where many Syrian refugees have settled. Turkey has absorbed some 3 million Syrian refugees since the Syrian war began. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Lauren Frayer/NPR

For Syrian Refugees In Turkey, A Long Road To Regular Employment

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/543471407/543494842" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Montreal's iconic Olympic Stadium, photographed in 2012, is now providing housing for newly arrived asylum seekers entering Canada from the U.S. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images

A woman walks with a Syrian flag during a rally for World Refugee Day across from the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 20. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

"In college, I would tell my friends that I wanted to pursue a Ph.D., and they would chuckle and ridicule the idea," says Eqbal Dauqan, who is an assistant professor at the University Kebangsaan Malaysia at age 36. Born and raised in Yemen, Dauqan credits her "naughty" spirit for her success in a male-dominated culture. Sanjit Das for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Sanjit Das for NPR

She May Be The Most Unstoppable Scientist In The World

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/530803655/536328481" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Guests attend a Refugees Welcome dinner at Lapis restaurant in Washington, D.C. The goals of the evening: to bring locals together with refugees in their community and to break barriers by breaking bread. Beck Harlan/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Beck Harlan/NPR

Dali Shonia (left) and Tariel Kolbaia were among the half-dozen protesters asking for new houses. Kolbaia threatened to light himself on fire if the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons did not address the protesters' demands. Stephanie Joyce/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Stephanie Joyce/NPR

Uprooted By Conflict, Stuck In Limbo, Yearning For A Place To Call Home

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/529164167/530555509" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

When Ahmed Badr was 8 years old, his family fled Baghdad in the midst of the Iraq War. Writing helped him process his experience, so he started the website Narratio to give other young people the same opportunity. Ariel Edelman hide caption

toggle caption
Ariel Edelman

Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/530074663/530074664" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The camp at Mungote is one of the largest for internally displaced persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with over 12,000 residents who fled their homes due to ongoing conflict and violence. Giles Clarke/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Giles Clarke/Getty Images

A French police officer oversees the evacuation of a makeshift camp in Paris on Tuesday. The camp, one of several set up by migrants and refugees around the French capital, held hundreds of people in degraded conditions for several weeks. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Klein picks meat from crabs with the young daughter of a former strawberry picker in Oxnard, Calif., for an episode called "A Day In The Life." Courtesy of Perennial Plate hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Perennial Plate

Victor Pizarro runs a taxi company in Plattsburgh, N.Y., about 20 miles from the Canadian border. Since January, several people have asked to be driven to a road near the border. Ashley Cleek for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Ashley Cleek for NPR

A Taxi Driver's Mission To Help Refugees Reach The Canadian Border

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/522991849/523631716" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript