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By mid-January, there had been nearly 5,000 reported cases of diphtheria in the camps and 33 deaths. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption

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Rare Disease Finds Fertile Ground In Rohingya Refugee Camps

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A family from Haiti approach a tent in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, stationed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as they haul their luggage down Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y., last August. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Abdul Kadr and Artur fled their homes in Chechnya because of their sexuality and are now living in the Netherlands. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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Chechnya's LGBT Muslim Refugees Struggle To Cope In Exile

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Suleiman Ibrahim Osman, from Syria, sits outside his tent in the Kawergosk refugee camp in northern Iraq in April. He's one of millions of people worldwide who have recently been forced out of their homes from war. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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The Year The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program Unraveled

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The white Peugeot 405, the vehicle of choice for the Syrian secret police, is parked outside a home in Damascus. In the diorama's upper left corner hangs a camera, suggesting surveillance. Rodney Nelson hide caption

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Rohingya activist Abdul Rasheed says his people can only be repatriated back to their homes in Myanmar if the government can guarantee their safety, security and dignity. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Residents of Salzigitter shop at the local mall. Officials say their community and its resources are being overwhelmed by refugees, most of them from Syria. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Religious leaders and activists from Church World Service hold up a door, closed to refugees, during a protest urging congress to pressure US President Donald Trump to allow more refugees to enter in front of the Capitol in September. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opposition To Refugee Arrivals Keeps Getting Louder

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Syrian children who fled Raqqa, where the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces defeated the Islamic State group, are now living in a refugee camp. They hold pots as they line up for food. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar walk to a camp for refugees in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Monday. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have streamed across the border following Myanmarese military retaliation for attacks by a Rohingya militant group. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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Rohingya Refugees Pour Into Bangladesh, And Many Question A Militant Group's Actions

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Benjamin Raphael of Nigeria (left) is a salesman who had never picked up a paint brush before he found asylum in Italy. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Painting Their Old Life Helps Them Build A New Life In Italy

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A handout photo from the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship shows the detention camp at Manus Island in 2012. Some asylum-seekers are heading to the U.S. for resettlement. Getty Images hide caption

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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

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