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Gusmary Añez sits in a tent with two of her children. She and her husband, along with their four children, had been sleeping outdoors in Maicao, a Colombian town near the Venezuelan border. Now they live in one of 60 tents at the camp that house more than 300 Venezuelans. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Venezuelans Find Temporary Lifeline At Colombia's First Border Tent Camp

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Foxtrot and Gemma Snowdon of the U.N.'s World Food Programme, who rescued the lost 4-week-old puppy. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Lost Pup Finds New Life As Humanitarian Mascot In Refugee Camp

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Clemantine Wamariya, who fled Rwanda as a girl, is now a U.S. citizen. She is a human rights advocate and a speaker. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Free The Children hide caption

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Firewood is stacked for sale in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. Local residents complain that the Rohingya have cut down all the trees surrounding the camps and burned them in cooking fires. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Bangladesh Struggles To Cope With Pressures Of Hosting 1 Million Rohingya Refugees

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Sodul Amin, 30, is one of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who've gotten chickenpox since December. The highly contagious disease spreads easily in the overcrowded refugee camps. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Chickenpox, The Latest Burden On The Rohingya Refugees

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Children play at a Rohingya refugee camp outside Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. Mahmud Hossain Opu for NPR hide caption

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Rohingya Settle In For The Long Haul, Even As Bangladesh Wants Refugees To Go Home

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Caminantes walk back toward Venezuela on the road between Bogotá and Socorro, Colombia. Thousands cross the border each day. Many head back to their home country after failing to find work or shelter. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Chronicles Of A Venezuelan Exodus: More Families Flee The Crisis On Foot Every Day

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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, addresses the media during a news conference at a refugee resettling agency in Toronto on Jan. 15. She pledged to "work in support of freedom for women around the world, the same freedom I experienced on the first day I arrived in Canada." Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Kingdom Tries To Prevent More Women From Fleeing

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Venezuelans take part in a rally in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 2 to show support for the movement to push Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro out of office. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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'We're Leaving Out Of Necessity': Venezuelans Top List Of Asylum-Seekers In Spain

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Displaced Syrians gather inside a tent in the al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria on Dec. 8. People fled towns where the U.S.-led coalition is fighting the last remnants of ISIS. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'We Were Eating Grass': Syrians Flee As Fight Pushes On Against Last ISIS Remnants

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Migrants walk toward a snow-covered pass to cross the border from Italy to France, in January 2018 near Bardonecchia, Italian Alps. Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rejected By Italy, Thousands Of Migrants From Africa Risk The Alps To Reach France

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Syrian refugee women hold their children in a refugee compound in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon. Bilal Hussein/AP hide caption

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2018 Was A Year Of Drastic Cuts To U.S. Refugee Admissions

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A refugee transit center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, in a photo taken last year. Two class action lawsuits are seeking injunctions to transfer refugees held there to Australia and award damages to them. Aziz Abdul/AP hide caption

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In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, a child waits in line at a migrant reception center in Brussels. Belgian migration minister Theo Francken said on Thursday he wants no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium's government to the brink of collapse. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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A U.N. Migration Pact Is Dividing Europe — And Has Become Fodder For Nationalists

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A migrant receives medical attention at a former paper factory in Greece that has been turned into a makeshift camp. Menelaos Michalatos/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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