Gianfranco Rosi's documentary, Fire at Sea, is set on the tiny Sicilian island of Lampedusa, where tens of thousands of migrants come ashore each year. 01 Distribution hide caption

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2 New Works Confront The Refugee Crisis With Empathy And Humanity

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People struggle in the water during a rescue operation of a rescue ship run by Maltese NGO Moas and the Italian Red Cross off the Libyan coast. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hungarian women wearing traditional costume cast their ballot at a polling station in Budapest, Hungary, during a referendum on Oct. 2 on refugee resettlement. Arpad Kurucz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Ghada and Osama sit on their deck in their new home in Princeton, N.J. Their family has been resettled from Syria and is being sponsored by the Nassau Presbyterian Church. Due to security concerns we are only including first names. Jake Naughton for NPR hide caption

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In the video "What They Took With Them," Stanley Tucci, Cate Blanchett and Chiwetel Ejiofor are among the celebrities who list items that refugees took when they fled, from house keys to flash drives. Rich Hardcastle/Rich Hardcastle/ UNHCR #WithRefugees hide caption

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French chef Stephane Jégo (left) poses with Syrian refugee chef Mohammad El Khaldy before the Refugees Food Festival held in Paris in June. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Paris, Where Food Is King, Refugee Chefs Show What They Have To Offer

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Migrants and refugees pull down a border fence during clashes with Macedonian forces Sunday near a makeshift migrant camp in the northern Greek border village of Idomeni. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani refugees go on a hunger strike during a protest against the EU's deportation deal with Turkey at Moria Refugee Camp in Lesbos, Greece, on Wednesday. The pope and the Orthodox Church's ecumenical patriarch may be visiting the island soon. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Joanna Kakissis On Morning Edition: Pope Francis May Travel To Greek Island

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Pakistani border guards stopped Afghan refugees from entering in late 2000. Authorities closed the border to stop the influx of refugees into Pakistan, which was already hosting millions of displaced Afghans. HAIDER SHAH/AP hide caption

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Abdullah Kurdi, father of 3-year-old Aylan and his brother, Galip, age 5, whose drowned bodies both washed up on a Turkish beach. Mehmet Can Meral/AP hide caption

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