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A wildfire raged near the Moria refugee camp, pictured here, on Greece's Lesbos Island. The camp is home to an estimated 9,000 migrants and refugees. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mohammad Alahmad, a Syrian academic, speaks at a New University in Exile Consortium event last week. Alahmad continued teaching at Raqqa University until ISIS shut down the school. "I decided to stay to help students," he said, "to continue teaching as much as we can." He and his family left Syria after the university was shut down. Ben Ferrari/The New School hide caption

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Tima Kurdi holds her necklace bearing a photograph of her nephews, Alan (left) and Ghalib Kurdi. She is the author of The Boy on the Beach: My Family's Escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home. Ben Stansall /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In the Balukhali refugee camp, boys between the ages of seven and 11 play with forfori, homemade toy airplanes. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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In Bangladeshi Camps, Rohingya Refugees Try To Move Forward With Their Lives

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Nicaraguan refugees fleeing their country due to unrest sleep in a Christian church in San José, Costa Rica, on July 28. Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters hide caption

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200 Nicaraguans Claim Asylum Daily In Costa Rica, Fleeing Violent Unrest

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Forced To Flee Myanmar, Rohingya Refugees Face Monsoon Landslides In Bangladesh

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Dildar Begum, 30, in her shelter in the Hakimpara Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. She says 29 members of her extended family were killed a year ago in what the U.S. has said was a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar military. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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'I Would Rather Die Than Go Back': Rohingya Refugees Settle Into Life In Bangladesh

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African migrants climb over a metal fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Since the early 1990s, Spain has built 20-foot-tall, layered border fences around its two North African enclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, to help dissuade migrants from entering the cities from Morocco in the hope of reaching a better a life in Europe. Santi Palacios/AP hide caption

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Protesters in Seoul demonstrate against a group of asylum seekers from Yemen, on June 30. Hundreds of asylum seekers from Yemen have arrived in South Korea's southern resort island of Jeju. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-Refugee Backlash In South Korea Targets Yemenis Fleeing War And Seeking Asylum

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Women grieve as the coffin of one of the 24 migrants who drowned while trying to reach Italy, is buried in Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery on the outskirts of Valletta, Malta, on April 23, 2015. The migrants died as a smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off the coast of Libya. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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'I Do This For The Families': The Daunting Task Of Identifying Missing Migrants

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Syrian refugees get an identity check on the Lebanese side of the al-Zamrani crossing between Lebanon and Syria on Thursday. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Hope To God We Will Be Safe': Refugees In Lebanon Start Returning To Syria

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U.S. Border Patrol agents ask a group of Central American asylum seekers to remove hair bands and wedding rings before taking them into custody on June 12, near McAllen, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Hussam Allahham, a refugee from Syria who is trained as a doctor, now works part-time for a refugee aid organization in Wales. He says Syrians can be shocked when they reach small villages, and he tells them to consider it a break after years of struggle to survive. Daniella Cheslow/NPR hide caption

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'Your Children Are Safe': A Town In Wales Welcomes Refugees From Syria

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A demonstration in Copenhagen, Denmark, in support of Syrian migrants. A new study looks at the benefit of offering physical and psychological support to refugees who have been tortured. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Hate crimes are on the rise in Poland. In response, a new YouTube video aspires to foster tolerance by having people from marginalized groups bake and sell bread to customers at a Warsaw bakery. Above, some of the loaves baked and handed out as part of the campaign. Each loaf is wrapped in a black ribbon with a photo and information about the person who baked it. Anna Bińczyk hide caption

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Like other spring holidays, Sere Sal, the Yazidi new year, is about fertility and new life. An ancient Kurdish religious minority, the Yazidis color eggs for the holiday in honor of the colors that Tawus Melek, God's chief angel, is said to have spread throughout the new world. Nawaf Ashur hide caption

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Displaced Syrians, who fled their homes in the city of Deir ez-Zor, carry boxes of United Nations aid at a camp in Syria's northeastern Hassakeh province in February. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Has Accepted Only 11 Syrian Refugees This Year

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