Interactive: Refugees’ Bags and Belongings
"In the final part of our “Bags and Belongings,” Refugees Deeply senior editor Preethi Nallu explains the genesis of the series, in which Syrians describe what they brought with them and what they left behind. Read their stories in our interactive photo essay."
Tuhin Das: Poet, Activist and Writer in Exile - Text + Audio + Videos + Listening Quiz - 15 February 2017
"Tuhin Das is a writer, activist and poet. Forced to leave his country, Bangladesh, Tuhin Das sought refuge at City of Asylum Pittsburgh, a sanctuary for endangered writers."
Migrant rescue worker: 'difficult conditions mean more casualties' - Article + Video - 15 January 2017
REFUGE: Human stories from the refugee crisis
"A small team of filmmakers set out for Greece, documenting human stories from the frontlines of the European Refugee Crisis, focused on humanity and hope.
The world was changing and we found ourselves at a crossroads in history, so we set out to help in the way that we knew best - with the telling, and sharing, of stories."
Newcomer Kitchen: how Syrian refugees took over a Toronto restaurant – video - 12 December 2016
"When Canada pledged to take 25,000 refugees fleeing war in the Middle East, one restaurateur in Toronto opened his doors, giving a group of Syrian women the opportunity to cook for the community, spread the wealth of their home country’s cuisines – and find new purpose in a strange city."
Music in exile
"Music in Exile seeks to document the songs and stories of people across the world who have been displaced.
We hope to preserve a part of cultures endangered by war, sectarian violence, and regional instability.
Through field recordings, profiles, photographs, and video, we also aspire to humanize refugees as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War Two unfolds..."
A Story Of Crisis And Resilience, Told Through Music - November 18, 2016
New Project To Highlight The Stories Of Displaced Musicians Through Music
Can a Syrian cafe hold the key to the German migrant crisis? - 22 November 2016
"Hassan Al Babi, a Syrian refugee from Damascus, is steadily carving slices of chicken shawarma off a gas-heated rotisserie.
It's lunchtime in Oberhausen and the German city's first Syrian restaurant is doing a brisk trade."
Fahd Saleh: Syrian goalkeeper rebuilding his life and career as a refugee in England - 19 November 2016
"Ash and rubble is all goalkeeper Fahd Saleh was left with when life as he knew it in Syria was ruined by war."
Afghan boy rescued from Calais camp: 'I still can’t believe I am here' - 18 October 2016
"Haris Ghazi, who made his way across Asia and Europe after fleeing fighting, is reunited in UK with his uncle."
Ousman Manneh scores Werder Bremen winner two years after leaving The Gambia - 16 October 2016
"Werder Bremen striker Ousman Manneh said it was "a dream come true" to score his first Bundesliga goal two years after arriving in Germany from The Gambia as a refugee."
Migrant crisis: A Syrian's struggle to become German - 16 October 2016
"More than a year after arriving in Germany, Sami Farah, a 23-year-old music therapist from war-torn Syria, is finally putting down roots in his new home - Berlin.
Sami was among nearly 900,000 non-EU migrants who reached Germany last year - an unprecedented influx.
Helped by activist group Jobs4refugees, he has now found a job as a hotel dish-washer. This is his story."
The wrong side of the fence: a Malian refugee on trying to reach Europe - 14 October 2016
"Abou Bakar Sidibé – whose 18-month wait to get to Spain has been made into a film – recalls trauma, hardship and camaraderie."
- No desks but lots of enthusiasm: what it's like to teach in a refugee camp - 20 September 2016
"When two UK primary teachers volunteered to teach in a refugee camp in Greece, they had to start from scratch – with tarpaulin and a whiteboard."
- Anh Do: A portrait of Australia's 'happiest refugee' - 9 September 2016
"His journey to Australia took him from tragedy to comedy.
As a young boy, Anh Do escaped war-torn Vietnam aboard an overcrowded fishing boat.
He has since built an impressive career in entertainment."
- Lifelong Refugee Finds a Place to Call Home - Text + Audio + Video - 14 August 2016
"For most of his life, Awadh Alsrya was a refugee. He was never a citizen of any country. Now, he finally has a place to call his home.
Alsrya became a citizen of the United States last month on July 4, American Independence Day."
- Last journey: The migrant who lost everything - Article + Photos + Video - 2 June 2016
"Hundreds of migrants face huge debts and a logistical nightmare to repatriate the bodies of loved ones who have died during perilous sea crossings to Europe."
- 'It was the natural thing to do': family who took Calais migrant into their home - 21 August 2015
"Life under the same roof as a young man from a very different culture sometimes pushed their tolerance to the brink.
He would occasionally criticise their 20-year-old daughter, telling her she should be married or cover her hair.
“We had to explain to him that in France women and men have the same rights, that here we are a secular country.
He would say yes, but I think it was difficult for him to understand,” says Linda."
- How we found Azam - the 'lost' Syrian refugee boy - Article + Photos + Videos - 29 October 2015
"Azam is a young Syrian boy who vanished from a hospital in Belgrade a month ago while on the refugee trail.
The story sparked a social media campaign using the hashtag #FindAzam.
After a week on the road - travelling from the bottom of Serbia to the top of Germany - the BBC's John Sweeney found Azam and his uncle."
- Search for missing Azam: The madness of hope - 25 October 2015
"The BBC's John Sweeney is on the refugee trail searching for a young Syrian boy, Azam.
When they met last month in Serbia, Azam had a broken jaw and had been sent to hospital for treatment. Then he vanished.
The search for Azam, reported by BBC Newsnight, has been taken up by thousands on social media using the hashtag #FindAzam."
- Refugee reunion: BBC producer finds friend in Jordan camp - VIDEO - 27 October 2015
"As journalists, BBC staff are often sent to cover difficult and emotional issues in an objective way, having to put aside personal feelings.
But sometimes that can be difficult, especially when they find themselves personally involved in the story.
BBC Arabic producer Mahmoud Ali Hamad grew up in Syria but now works in London.
He travelled to a refugee camp in Jordan, where he found an old school friend and former next door neighbours stuck there."
Mission 4: City of Immigrants - a game
"It is 1907. You are Lena Brodsky, a 14-year-old Jewish Immigrant from Russia. In your hometown of Minsk, the forces of the Tsar have pushed your family off their lands, and the violence of the pogroms looms large. Your brother Issac was the first to cross the Atlantic to seek a new life in the land of America, and you have followed in turn: a fourteen day trip across the entire world. You hope that you will prove yourself worthy of entering America. You hope that you can earn enough to send for your mother and father. You hope for a better future. There will be many obstacles in America, and many choices to be made. But it is, they say, the land of opportunity…"
- "Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea) wins Golden Bear for best film in Berlin - 20 February 2016
"Gianfranco Rosi's documentary film "Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea), about the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean off the Italian island of Lampedusa,
won the Golden Bear prize for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday."
"Accepting the award for Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) from the jury led by American actress Meryl Streep, Rosi said:
"I hope to bring awareness. It's not acceptable that people die crossing the sea to escape from tragedies.
The movie contrasts the ordeal of migrants as they make the sea crossing to Europe with the everyday life of the people of Lampedusa,
to whom Rosi dedicated the film."
From the film: REFUGEE