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Atmeh
By AmmarParis
15 Jan 2015

"Glass balls of displaced children still rolling between small dreams." Comment by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Syrian director and activist who lives now in the camp of Atmeh, north-west of Syria, where she teaches English and spends time with the self-ruled camp children, in January 2015. Photo by Wiam Simav Bedirxan / Transterra Media

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From Cannes Film Festival to Refugee ...
Atmeh
By AmmarParis
15 Jan 2015

"Sewage river that runs between the laughter of our displaced children and tents.." Comment by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Syrian director and activist who lives now in the camp of Atmeh, north-west of Syria, where she teaches English and spends time with the self-ruled camp children, in January 2015. Photo by Wiam Simav Bedirxan / Transterra Media

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From Cannes Film Festival to Refugee ...
Atmeh
By AmmarParis
15 Jan 2015

"The "Mud Dabke" (popular dance) Displaced children are children of immigrating joy.." Comment by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Syrian director and activist who lives now in the camp of Atmeh, north-west of Syria, where she teaches English and spends time with the self-ruled camp children, in January 2015. Photo by Wiam Simav Bedirxan / Transterra Media

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From Cannes Film Festival to Refugee ...
Atmeh
By AmmarParis
15 Jan 2015

"The displaced tents barely protect this refugee cat.. There is a huge need for tents that are adapted for human use" Comment by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Syrian director and activist who lives now in the camp of Atmeh, north-west of Syria, where she teaches English and spends time with the self-ruled camp children, in January 2015. Photo by Wiam Simav Bedirxan / Transterra Media

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From Cannes Film Festival to Refugee ...
Atmeh
By AmmarParis
15 Jan 2015

"Wet book between small and shivering fingers.. Nothing around but mud and tent... But the road towards the light is still on.." Comment by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Syrian director and activist who lives now in the camp of Atmeh, north-west of Syria, where she teaches English and spends time with the self-ruled camp children, in January 2015. Photo by Wiam Simav Bedirxan / Transterra Media

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From Cannes Film Festival to Refugee ...
Atmeh
By AmmarParis
15 Jan 2015

"Wet book between small and shivering fingers.. Nothing around but mud and tent... But the road towards the light is still on.." Comment by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Syrian director and activist who lives now in the camp of Atmeh, north-west of Syria, where she teaches English and spends time with the self-ruled camp children, in January 2015. Photo by Wiam Simav Bedirxan / Transterra Media

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From Cannes Film Festival to Refugee ...
Atmeh
By AmmarParis
15 Jan 2015

" Sighs Fatima, the little Syrian displaced, carrying her school bag and her dreams of return and thinking of mirages of stretched tents..." Comment by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Syrian director and activist who lives now in the camp of Atmeh, north-west of Syria, where she teaches English and spends time with the self-ruled camp children, in January 2015. Photo by Wiam Simav Bedirxan / Transterra Media

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From Cannes Film Festival to Refugee ...
Atmeh
By AmmarParis
15 Jan 2015

"Gaith, a Syrian smile from the Atmeh camps in the northern countryside of Idlib.." Comment by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Syrian director and activist who lives now in the camp of Atmeh, north-west of Syria, where she teaches English and spends time with the self-ruled camp children, in January 2015. Photo by Wiam Simav Bedirxan / Transterra Media

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From Cannes Film Festival to Refugee ...
Atmeh
By AmmarParis
15 Jan 2015

"Beautiful Rahaf.. Mud does not affect you ! " Comment by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Syrian director and activist who lives now in the camp of Atmeh, north-west of Syria, where she teaches English and spends time with the self-ruled camp children, in January 2015. Photo by Wiam Simav Bedirxan / Transterra Media

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From Cannes Film Festival to Refugee ...
Atmeh
By AmmarParis
15 Jan 2015

"Sun Moon Flowers.. Cold tents Mud..
Sparrows still play their own game.."
Comment by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Syrian director and activist who lives now in the camp of Atmeh, north-west of Syria, where she teaches English and spends time with the self-ruled camp children, in January 2015. Photo by Wiam Simav Bedirxan / Transterra Media

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From Cannes Film Festival to Refugee ...
Atmeh
By AmmarParis
15 Jan 2015

" Hala, the little Syrian refugee did not know that two barrels were thrown on her village during this photo... And I can not photograph that... What a pity !!" Comment by Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Syrian director and activist who lives now in the camp of Atmeh, north-west of Syria, where she teaches English and spends time with the self-ruled camp children, in January 2015. Photo by Wiam Simav Bedirxan / Transterra Media

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Qoub Elias
By Cherine Yazbeck
14 Jan 2015

Qoub Elias, Beqaa Lebanon

January 14, 2015

Syrian refugees in the town of Qoub Elias in eastern Lebanon say that their fragile tents collapsed under the snow during the recent storm that has hit Lebanon for the past week.
Dozens of malnourished children run in the snow wearing light clothes. Many of them only have plastic slippers to protect their feet from the icy ground.
Refugee camp residents in Qoub Elias, many of whom are unemployed, complained that the aid they are receiving is not enough to cover their needs.

Shot List
1. Wide of snow-covered hills and Beqaa Valley
2. Wide (pan right) of snow-covered plain
3. Various Syrian refugee children running and shouting NAT SOUND: (Arabic) “We want a school! We want a school!”
4. Traveling of children walking in the snow
5. Tilt down on children/ Close up of feet (wearing slippers) on snow
6. Traveling of child walking in snow/ entering tent
7. Medium of woman cooking outside a tent
8. Close up of woman cooking rice outside a tent
9. Wide of young girl carrying baby and children walking around and shoveling snow
10. Medium of young boy shoveling snow
11. Wide/ zoom in of children wearing slippers and no socks standing on the snow
12. Close up of girl’s feet in slippers stepping in the snow
13. Close up of Rawaa’s (young Syrian refugee girl) face
14. Wide of children standing next to tents
15. Medium/ close up of barefoot children
16. Wide of boy removing snow from top of tent. NAT SOUND (Arabic) Man to his boy: “Give it to him. Remove the snow. It is behind you.”

17 Wide of children throwing snow at each other

18 Various of refugees and World Vision staff taking supplies out of pickup truck

19 Various of refugees outside tents

Soundbites

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, boy) Syrian refugee, Moayyad al-Rasheed
01:06
Moayyad: There is no school.
Interviewer: What is there no school?
Moayyad: ah…
Interviewer: How long has it been that you have not gone to school?
Moayyad: It has been 10 years [children laugh]. I have not gone [to school]
Interviewer: Not even once?
Moayyad: Not even once.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Child) Syrian refugee, Moayyad al-Rasheed
01:59
Interviewer: Do you feel cold at night?
Child: Yes
Interviewer: Too cold?
Child: Yes

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Syrian refugee, Moayyad’s father, Mohammad al-Rasheed
02:06
Mohammad al-Rasheed: There are 19 people of us here in this tent.
Interviewer: How can you fit?
Mohammad al-Rasheed: What can we do? This crisis has done this to us. We burn wood, nylon and anything else to have heat. What can we do? This storm has affected us a lot. At night, you have to clear the tent’s roof every hour, otherwise it would collapse. During the storm, we have to do this every hour or two hours.
During the summer, I worked as a manual laborer, but there is no work in the winter. I am sitting around. God help us. We received aid a couple of days ago from a sheikh… ah… the imam of Al-Salam Mosque. He gave each household a cardboard box in which there was rice, sugar and oil. And the rest of the… every charity association that we approached said that the roads are closed because of the snow and ice. Members from the World Vision association came here a few days ago and wrote down the clothes that children need. They gave a coupon to each child. Each child is entitled to a box [of clothes]; here it is.
Interviewer: Yes, show it to me.
[Man shows a card that bears a barcode and a serial number as well as the following writing in Arabic: “Children’s Winter Clothing Program. UNICEF – Together for Children] Mohammad al-Rasheed: This is from World Vision. They gave each house [a card] that differed according to the [number] of children. Do you understand what I mean? Each child is entitled to a box of clothes. The box has good clothes in it. There is a group of people here in Qoub Elias who received [clothes]. A box contains, for example, a jacket, several pairs of trousers, gloves, boots….
These potatoes… we work as manual [agricultural] laborers in the summer. And there is a late crop [that is picked] in November. We take the girls with us to pick potatoes and the landowner gives each worker something to cook, depending on the [size] of his family.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Syrian refugee

04:08
We are dying of the cold. Could it be any worse? We can rely on God and be patient. I am pregnant, it is very cold and there is no heating. There is no aid, nothing… there is no firewood. We are miserable.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Girl) Syrian refugee Rawaa
04:50
Rawaa: My name is Rawaa. We do not have money.
Interviewer: How cold do you feel?
Rawaa: Very cold. There is no heating.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man), Jassem al-Nasser
05:13
“I have been here for two and a half years. We suffer from the cold, rain and snow. There is no aid or heating. Look at the situation. It is very disastrous. We were dying! The tents collapsed over our heads and water was going in from all sides. There is no heating. We are burning rags to provide heating for the children. There is no heating at all, we are dying! We put our feet on someone else’s to feel warm. “There is nothing that we do not need. We need everything: clothing, food, tents, mattresses… everything. We have not made any preparations; we only have God. We have nothing to set up. We sit and hold the wooden huts so that they do not fall on our heads. If they fall we go outside to avoid getting killed by wooden blocks. It is better to die of the cold. We are close to death. Most of us are nearly dying. Of course, we help each other. What can we do? If we did not help each other who will help us? If someone’s tent collapses we fix it for him; if someone’s tent is flooded we give him all the furniture we can offer.
“Our life [in Syria] was wonderful. We lived in bliss.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Moayyad’s father, Mohammad al-Rasheed
06:41
“The problem is that we need something to support the tent. We need to put a wooden block here to support the ceiling. The snow’s weight causes the tent to collapse. Look over here. If we did not thick tarpaulin sheets water will leak. Do you know what I mean? “We need a block of wood that is about three or four meters long. We also need to clear the roof. Otherwise, the tent will collapse.
“During a storm… the coming days will be very icy. If the tent was not supported it will fall, especially if it snowed at 2 a.m. We need to go out at 2 a.m. to clear the snow with shovels. Your hand would freeze.” 07:33 “This tent fell during the storm over the people who were inside. Bedouin men came here – we help each other out – we got these blocks of wood and put them here to support it.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, woman) Um Wissam
07:45
“During the storm the tent broke down, and Bedouin men came and lifted it again. It fell because of the snow. My children and I were sitting and saw that it fell suddenly. I started screaming and the men came right away. Thanks be to God. I started screaming, so the men were scared.” “I live with my 10 children. Interviewer: where is your husband?
-My husband is missing he is not here.” “I was scared. If there was no war in our country, my house would not been affected. “Nine children.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Abdulla Bourashed, World Vision staff member

09:26
Abdulla Borashed: At the time being, we are [helping people deal with the] snow, but in general we provide water and other supplies needed for displaced people.

Interviewer: what have you brought them?

Abdulla Borashed: We brought them sanitation kits. They include wheel barrels, boots and gloves. I have also brought them nylon for the tents. Wood? No, I did not find any at the warehouse, but we will get it.

“In the winter we provide seven pieces of clothing for each family.

“A sanitation kit consists of a wheel barrel that contains an axel and two shovels, two pairs of gloves and two pairs of boots, and masks. But the wheel barrels and boots did not fit [in the car]. I will bring them tomorrow. We have been working after the storm for two days but we have not able to do much because of the snow.”

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Lojane
By Transterra Editor
28 Nov 2014

Migrants gathered in the house of a Pakistani smuggler called Ahmad in Lojane, Macedonia.

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Skopje
By Transterra Editor
27 Nov 2014

The Moroccan smuggler nicknamed The Desert Man (al-Sahrawi) appears on the right, wearing a white sweatshirt, inside a camp for illegal migrants in Skopje, Macedonia. This smuggler had bribed the guards to allow him to move freely in and out of the camp.

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Ersal
By Loujain Rabbat
11 Nov 2014

November 11 and 12, 2014
Ersal, Lebanon

Produced by: Loujain Rabbat
Filmed and Directed by: Wadih El Hayek

Syrian refugees in the town of Ersal in east Lebanon fled their war-torn country in search for security. The living conditions in Lebanon’s refugee camps, however, are far from what they would have hoped for.

The lack of sanitation infrastructure and proper medical care is believed to be behind a recent hepatitis A outbreak among refugees in Ersal. Dr. Qassem Zein, a Syrian physician who works in a local health center, estimates the number of infections is more than 1,000.

Recent clashes between the Lebanese Army and militants believed to be affiliated with ISIS and Al-Nusra Front also contributed to deteriorating the refugees’ living conditions.

Many camps were destroyed and sanitary infrastructure in the remaining ones was damaged in the fighting. The Lebanese Army has also carried out mass arrests among refugees on suspicion of hiding weapons and harboring militants. According to the physician, this deprived families of their providers and worsened their living conditions, making them more prone to disease.

Shot list:

00:00 – 00:29

Drive-by shot of Lebanese Army tanks being transported on carriers near Ersal (Archive, Aug. 2014).

00:30 – 01:15

Lebanese Army tanks heading to Ersal (Archive, Aug. 2014).

01:16 – 01: 40

Medium-wide shot/tilt down of two Syrian refugee camps in Ersal

Medium shot of Unicef tent in a Syrian refugee camp in Ersal

Close up of Unicef tent in a Syrian refugee camp in Ersal

Pan right/Medium shot of Syrian refugee camp in Ersal

Pan left/Medium shot of Syrian refugee camp in Ersal

01:41 – 01:49

Medium shot of Syrian refugees sitting outside tent

Medium-close shot of Syrian refugees sitting outside tent

Medium shot of clothes hanging to dry in Syrian refugee camp in Ersal

01:50 – 02:10

Wide shot of Syrian refugee girl in the street

Medium shot of two Syrian refugee girls crossing street

Medium/close shot of Syrian refugee girls chatting

02:11 – 02:32

Medium shot of a refugee family’s tent in Ersal with motorcycle parked outside (establishing shot for interview with a Syrian mother)

Medium shot of water tanks in front of refugee family’s tent

Close-up shot of water dripping from the water tank tap

Medium shot of water dripping from the water tank tap

02:33 – 03:23

Close-up shot of a girl filling water from the tank to make coffee

Moving shot of girl going inside tent to make coffee

Medium shot of girl lighting portable gas stove to make coffee

Close-up shot of coffee pot on portable gas stove

Medium shot of girl adding sugar to coffee pot and stirring

Close-up of coffee pot on portable gas stove

Medium shot of girl’s face

Medium shot of girl stirring coffee

Close-up shot of girl adding coffee to coffee pot and stirring

Medium shot of girl adding coffee to coffee pot and stirring

03:24 – 03:35
Interview with Um Hasan, a refugee from the Syrian city of Qussair and mother of two children infected with Hepatitis A, Arabic/ interview transcript below

03:36 – 03:41

Medium shot of a girl making coffee

03:42 – 04:38

Interview with Um Hasan, a refugee from the Syrian city of Qussair and mother of two children infected with Hepatitis A, Arabic/ interview transcript below

04:39 – 04:55

Driving shot following Abu Hasan and his son Majd on way to clinic through the streets of Ersal

04:56 – 05:20

Medium/ close-up shots of “no weapons allowed” sign on clinic door

Medium shot of two men standing outside the clinic
Medium shot of two men standing outside the clinic

05:21 – 05:26

Medium shot/ close-up shot of signs that read “Clinics for Examining Syrian Refugees in Ersal;” “Al-Bunian Health Center- Ersal. Al-Bunian Campaign- Kuwait, in cooperation with The Society of Humanitarian Cooperation – Lebanon.”

05:27 – 05:40

Interview with Majd Raed, 13-year-old male Syrian refugee infected with Hepatitis A, Arabic/ interview transcript below

05:41 – 05:49

Medium shot/ close-up shot of signs that read “Clinics for Examining Syrian Refugees in Ersal;” “Al-Bunian Health Center- Ersal. Al-Bunian Campaign- Kuwait, in cooperation with The Society of Humanitarian Cooperation – Lebanon.”

05:50 – 05:56

Cut away of Majd Raed, 13-year-old child infected with Hepatitis A – Eyes

05:57 – 06:12

Interview with Majd Raed, 13-year-old male Syrian refugee infected with Hepatitis A, Arabic/ interview transcript below

06:14 – 06:16

Cut away of Majd Raed, 13-year-old child infected with Hepatitis A – Hands

06:17 – 08:56

Interview with Dr. Qassem Zein, head of clinic for Syrian refugees in Ersal, Arabic/ interview transcript below

08:57 – 09:00

Cut-away shot of Dr. Qassem behind his desk

09:01 - 09:24

Interview with Dr. Qassem Zein, head of clinic for Syrian refugees in Ersal, Arabic/ interview transcript below

09:25 – 09:46
Cut-away shot of Dr. Qassem behind his desk

09:47 – 11:22

Interview with Dr. Qassem Zein, head of clinic for Syrian refugees in Ersal, Arabic/ interview transcript below

11:23 – 11:45

Cut-away shot of Dr. Qassem behind his desk

Interviews

Interview with Um Hasan, a refugee from the Syrian city of Qussair and mother of two children infected with Hepatitis A, Arabic

03:24 – 03:35

“Three kids are with me here – a son and daughter aged 13 and a younger 8-year-old boy –and I have a married daughter outside [in another camp in Ersal].”

03:42 – 03:56

“Mohammad [the youngest] has been sick for a month, and thank God he is now getting better. And now, my 13-year-old son has [contracted the disease]. We did the test for him and the results showed that he is infected with jaundice.”

03:57 – 04:19

“Here, where we are staying, there were two or three cases in our neighborhood. They say it could be contracted from others and from the water, or caused by lack of hygiene. Look at how we are living. I do not know how my kids caught the disease.”

04:20 – 04:38

“Sometimes, we get water from mobile tanks and we do not know its source. Most of the times we fill our tanks from the water supplied here [in Ersal] and we fill our tanks with it. And recently, we have been adding disinfectants to the water.”

Interview with Majd Raed, 13-year-old male Syrian refugee infected with Hepatitis A, Arabic

05:27 – 05:29

“[My name is] Majd Raed, I am 13 years old.”

05:30 – 05:40

“I feel dizzy and nauseated and I cannot stand up. I also feel tired and vomit, and my head hurts.”

05:50 – 05:52

“I could have contracted it from someone, or from the water we are drinking.”

05:57 – 06:12

“I take protective measures – I eat from my own plate and drink from my own glass. I eat molasses and jam and stay away from oil.”

06:17 – 06:45

Interview with Dr. Qassem Zein, head of clinic for Syrian refugees in Ersal, Arabic

“The situation is bad. Children were not getting vaccinated and there are many widespread diseases. [Parents] were not able offer treatment to their children. Medical treatment and medicines are very expensive. The [refugees] live in inhumane conditions in the camps, like the lack of a proper sewage system, drinking water grid. They are not provided with cleaning supplies and water periodically, either. All of this is causing diseases to spread.”

06:46 – 06:52

“We used to see isolated of hepatitis A; now there is an epidemic. This year, there is a real epidemic.”

06:53 – 07:41

“This epidemic spreads quickly because it is transmitted through water and shared food utensils. It turns into an epidemic especially in the circumstances under which the refugees are living – lack of proper sewage system and clean water. Vegetables are watered with waste water and then carry and spread the disease. They [refugees] are unable to maintain their hygiene because of the lack of clean water in each tent. The first day we get a child from a family, the next day we get his brother or sister. This unfortunately keeps going on.”

07:42 – 08:06

“Last month, we documented 182 cases after running tests in one month. We know that usually 30% of patients get jaundice because of hepatitis, while here around 70% of them are mistakenly diagnosed with the flu. Therefore, the number [of hepatitis A infections] in Ersal definitely exceeded 1000 cases. Unfortunately, the disease is still spreading.”

08:07 – 08:14

“Even the United Nations stopped giving cleaning supplies. A refugee is unable to buy cleaning products or medicine.”

08:15 – 08:56

“When the army entered the camps several times, all men between the ages of 13 and 75 who are able to work were arrested and beaten. Even after they are released, they need time to be rehabilitated. During this time, who will provide for these families after their main provider is taken away? This has led to great deterioration. [These men] used to provide them with water and food. In addition, there is no aid. All this led to an increase in the spread of diseases.”

09:01 - 09:20

“People who come to join ISIS or Al-Nusra Front are looking to defend an ideology and a homeland, not to stay in the camps… To them death is something they wish for; they come become martyred, as they believe.”

09:25 – 09:43

“The clashes that happened in Ersal had a huge effect not only on the relationship between the refuges and the Lebanese Army but also between them and the town’s people. We used to see isolated cases of assault against refugees. Now it happens every day, even in Beirut.”

09:47 – 10:30

“The global system is contributing to people becoming more extremist and joining ISIS and Al-Nusra Front. Unfortunately, these groups have the resources and the financial means. They are in control of some oil and gas sources and they took over the banks of Mosul. They have a lot of money and are self-sufficient now.

“On the other hand, if a soldier defected to fight for freedom and topple the regime, where will he go? He cannot feed himself and his family here cannot rent a house or even a tent to live in, so they are all forced to join Al-Nusra Front. This is the main reason, not ideology.

10:35 – 11:22

“They [ISIS and Al-Nusra Front] made a mistake. We all admit that they were 100% wrong in entering Ersal, and even they are now convinced of that. They affected as well as refugees in all of Lebanon. They played a role in spreading epidemics and diseases and the lack of food and resources for the refugees. All the problems we are facing now are because of those clashes.

“But it is wrong for the Lebanese government and the Lebanese Army, which are official institutions, to respond to a mistake with another that is even worse – to deprive people of food and medications and arrest and torture people brutally. In this case, the blame would be more on these institutions than on terrorist groups, because these groups are [inherently] wrong.

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Gevgelija
By Transterra Editor
08 Nov 2014

Migrants pose for a photo at their makeshift camp inside Macedonian territory near the border with Greece.

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Macedonia
By Transterra Editor
08 Nov 2014

A tent in the makeshift encampment in Gevgilija, Macedonia where the migrants waited for a smuggler on their second attempt to cross into Serbia

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Polykastro
By Transterra Editor
07 Nov 2014

Migrants walk along the railroad tracks starting from Polykastro, Greece. This was their second attempt to reach the border with Macedonia.

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Polykastro
By Transterra Editor
07 Nov 2014

Migrants walk along the railroad tracks starting from Polykastro, Greece. This was their second attempt to reach the border with Macedonia.

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Gevgelija
By Transterra Editor
27 Oct 2014

Migrants waited in this makeshift encampment in Gevgilija, Macedonia for the smuggler who would escort them to Serbia.

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Gevgelija
By Transterra Editor
27 Oct 2014

Migrants waited a day at this makeshift encampment in Gevgilija, Macedonia for the smuggler who would take them to Serbia.

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Gevgelija
By Transterra Editor
26 Oct 2014

Macedonian soldiers burned these tents, in which the migrants stayed on the Macedonian-Greek border.

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Polykastro
By Transterra Editor
24 Oct 2014

Migrants had to walk along this railroad track for 11 hours as they attempted to reach Macedonia.

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Polykastro
By Transterra Editor
24 Oct 2014

Migrants faced an 11 hour trek along this railroad track as they attempted to reach Macedonia for the first time.

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Athens
By Transterra Editor
10 Oct 2014

Majd took this photo of fellow migrants in Athens, Greece.

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Samos
By Transterra Editor
05 Oct 2014

Majd on a dock near the ferry boat that will transport him with other migrants to Athens after being released from a detention camp near Samos, Greece.

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Samos
By Transterra Editor
05 Oct 2014

Migrants who traveled with Majd inside the police vehicle that was taking them to a port near Samos, after being released from a detention camp.

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Samos
By Transterra Editor
05 Oct 2014

The detention camp for illegal migrants on an island near Samos, Greece.

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Samos
By Transterra Editor
22 Sep 2014

Majd takes a 'selfie' with a friend after reaching the Greek island of Samos from Izmir, Turkey.

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Samos
By Transterra Editor
22 Sep 2014

Migrants climb a hill on the Greek island of Samos following the voyage from Izmir, Turkey.

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Samos
By Transterra Editor
22 Sep 2014

Majd and two other migrants on an inflatable boat sailing from Izmir, Turkey to Samos, Greece.

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Samos
By Transterra Editor
22 Sep 2014

Migrants pose for a photo on an inflatable boat sailing from Izmir, Turkey to Samos, Greece.

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Izmir
By Transterra Editor
18 Sep 2014

The receipts Majd received after depositing 8,000 euros at the money transfer office run by the smugglers in Izmir, Turkey on September 18, 2014.

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Atmeh
By AmmarParis
17 May 2014

(File photo) L-R : Directors Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Ossama Mohammed seen before the screening of their movie 'Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait', on third day of 67th Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 16, 2014. Wiam Simav Bedirxan just arrived from Homs in Syria, and was moved by the public reaction and applause to receive her and her movie. Photo by Ammar Abd Rabbo / Transterra Media

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From Cannes Film Festival to Refugee ...
Atmeh
By AmmarParis
16 May 2014

(File photo) L-R : Directors Wiam Simav Bedirxan, Ossama Mohammed seen before the screening of their movie 'Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait', on third day of 67th Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 16, 2014. Wiam Simav Bedirxan just arrived from Homs in Syria, and was moved by the public reaction and applause to receive her and her movie. Photo by Ammar Abd Rabbo / Transterra Media

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Daily life continues on the Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014, which has been occupied since November 21st, 2013.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Protesters persist on the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Feb 2014

Protesters persist on the occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
03 Feb 2014

A political banner placed on make-shift tents within the barricaded area of the Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 3rd, 2014.

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Tahir Square Tents
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Only a few people remain in tents on Tahir Square in Cairo, Egypt.