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ITALY -ROME- REFUGEES- EVICTION
Rome
By Christian Minelli
24 Aug 2017

Italy, Rome: A woman fells on ground after being hit by a water cannon used to disperse refugees who were evicted from a palace in the center of Rome on August 24, 2017. The UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) voiced "grave concern" over the eviction of 800 people from a Rome building squatted mainly by asylum seekers and refugees from Eritrea and Ethiopia. Almost 200 people expelled from the building sleep on the streets from 19 of August.

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PHOTOS: Rome Refugee Center Struggles...
Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
23 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Rome, Italy
By Davide Bosco
21 Jun 2015

In recent weeks Italy has faced an emergency situation as wave after wave of immigrants arrive to already-overburdened centers for refugees and asylum-seekers. In Rome, the area around Tiburtina has become temporary home to many immigrants who turn to the Baobab center for clothes, food and assistance.

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Spain: The Difficult Path to Asylum
Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
19 Jun 2015

According to the UNHCR, there are more than 60 million refugees worldwide, who had to flee their homes because of prosecution, wars and human rights violations. This is the highest figure since the end of World War II.

Once again, the number of people who managed to seek asylum in Spain has been very low: only 5,947, which just represents 0.95% of the total in 28 countries from the European Union. And among all those asylum seekers, only 384 got the refugee status by the Spanish government.
Barcelona is the second city in Spain with the highest number of asylum requests (690). Only Madrid shows a higher figure (1,861). This photo collection shows the story of 6 migrants, most of them asylum seekers and refugees who live and survive in Barcelona.

World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20.

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Asylum: Majd's Perilous Journey
Beirut
By Transterra Editor
19 Jun 2015

When we talk about the problems that face the world, we often discuss them in magnitude and numbers. We speak of millions displaced, hundreds of thousands dead, and many wounded.

However, what is often lost below the melee of statistics and news headlines are the stories of the individuals who endure these tragedies. Their personal experiences are what humanize all of the numbers and talking heads.

22-year-old Majd Bayoush was driven out of his hometown of Kafranbel, Syria by war. Desperate to start a new life abroad, he was smuggled to Europe via a long and dangerous underground railway.

He first travelled overland to Turkey, and then took a dangerously overloaded inflatable boat from Turkey to the Greek island of Samos. Once in Greece, he was registered with the Greek authorities and held in a migrant detention center.

After his release from the migrant detention center he began a perilous and exhausting overland journey from Greece to Germany. He trudged on foot over mountains and through forests in the bitter European cold.

Despite his tribulations, Majd was one of the lucky ones. He reached his destination of Hamburg…alive.

Majd’s story is just one of millions of stories about migrants risking their lives over sea and land to have a chance at a better life.

June 20th marks World Refugee Day. The commemoration is an opportunity to pause and consider that, with 50 million displaced people worldwide, today's refugee crisis is the biggest since World War 2.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
08 Jun 2015

Alejandro Antonio González, 22, from Guatemala, attends a session with his psychologist, provided by the local NGO Exil in Barcelona, Spain.
Alejandro arrived in Barcelona in September 2013, after being bullied for his homosexual condition for many years back home: his father repudiated him, police used to harass him and his friends in public areas and he was even once kidnapped and raped by two unknown men. He is happy to be now in Barcelona where he attends a psychologist who helps him feel free to express his sexuality. He actively participates in sexual education campaigns for the gay community and he would like to become a nurse in the future.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
08 Jun 2015

Alejandro Antonio González (right), 22, from Guatemala, has a drink with one of his best friends in Barcelona, Spain.
Alejandro arrived in Barcelona in September 2013, after being bullied for his homosexual condition for many years back home: his father repudiated him, police used to harass him and his friends in public areas and he was even once kidnapped and raped by two unknown men. He is happy to be now in Barcelona where he attends a psychologist who helps him to feel free to express his sexuality, he actively participates in sexual education campaigns for the gay community and he would like to become a nurse in the future.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
08 Jun 2015

Alejandro Antonio González (center), 22, from Guatemala, walks in Barcelona city center, Spain, with two of his best friends.
Alejandro arrived in Barcelona in September 2013, after being bullied for his homosexual condition for many years back home: his father repudiated him, police used to harass him and his friends in public areas and he was even once kidnapped and raped by two unknown men. He is happy to be now in Barcelona where he attends a psychologist who helps him feel free to express his sexuality, he actively participates in sexual education campaigns for the gay community and he would like to become a nurse in the future.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
05 Jun 2015

10-year-old Anatoliy Eliseev, from Uzbekistan, does his homework, while his mother Nina does the laundry at home in Barcelona, Spain.
Nina Eliseeva, 33, arrived in Barcelona in November 2013, after suffering many years of harassment by her ex-husband back home. She is Catholic and her husband's family is Muslim and repudiated her for not wearing the scarf and not practicing Islam. She took her son Anatoliy and migrated to Barcelona, where her brother Ivan was living. After nearly two years, she finally obtained asylum status and got a job as a shopkeeper. She wants to remain in Barcelona and reunite with her parents.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
05 Jun 2015

Nina Eliseeva, 33, from Uzbekistan, and her son Anatoliy, 10, are leaving their home, in Barcelona, Spain.
Nina Eliseeva arrived in Barcelona in November 2013, after suffering many years of harassment by his ex-husband back home. She is Catholic and her husband's family is Muslim and repudiated her for not wearing scarf and not practicing Islam. She took her son Anatoliy and migrated to Barcelona, where her brother Ivan was living. After nearly two years, she finally obtained asylum status and got a job as a shopkeeper. She wants to remain in Barcelona and reunite with her parents.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
05 Jun 2015

Nina Eliseeva, 33, from Uzbekistan, with her son Anatoliy, 10, walk around their neighborhood, in Barcelona, Spain.
Nina Eliseeva arrived in Barcelona in November 2013, after suffering many years of harassment by his ex-husband back home. She is Catholic and her husband's family is Muslim and repudiated her for not wearing scarf and not practicing Islam. She took her son Anatoliy and migrated to Barcelona, where her brother Ivan was living. After nearly two years, she finally obtained asylum status and got a job as a shopkeeper. She wants to remain in Barcelona and reunite with her parents.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
05 Jun 2015

Nina Eliseeva, 33, from Uzbekistan, travels by subway in Barcelona, Spain.
Nina Eliseeva arrived in Barcelona in November 2013, after suffering many years of harassment by his ex-husband back home. She is Catholic and her husband's family is Muslim and repudiated her for not wearing scarf and not practicing Islam. She took her son Anatoliy and migrated to Barcelona, where her brother Ivan was living. After nearly two years, she finally obtained asylum status and got a job as a shopkeeper. She wants to remain in Barcelona and reunite with her parents.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
05 Jun 2015

Nina Eliseeva, 33, from Uzbekistan, does her shopping in a supermarket in Barcelona, Spain.
Nina Eliseeva arrived in Barcelona in November 2013, after suffering many years of harassment by his ex-husband back home. She is Catholic and her husband's family is Muslim and repudiated her for not wearing scarf and not practicing Islam. She took her son Anatoliy and migrated to Barcelona, where her brother Ivan was living. After nearly two years, she finally obtained asylum status and got a job as a shopkeeper. She wants to remain in Barcelona and reunite with her parents.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
05 Jun 2015

Nina Eliseeva, 33, from Uzbekistan, enters to a Metro station after doing her shopping in a supermarket in Barcelona, Spain.
Nina Eliseeva arrived in Barcelona in November 2013, after suffering many years of harassment by his ex-husband back home. She is Catholic and her husband's family is Muslim and repudiated her for not wearing scarf and not practicing Islam. She took her son Anatoliy and migrated to Barcelona, where her brother Ivan was living. After nearly two years, she finally obtained asylum status and got a job as a shopkeeper. She wants to remain in Barcelona and reunite with her parents.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
05 Jun 2015

Nina Eliseeva, 33, from Uzbekistan, travels by subway in Barcelona, Spain, after doing her shopping.
Nina Eliseeva arrived in Barcelona in November 2013, after suffering many years of harassment by his ex-husband back home. She is Catholic and her husband's family is Muslim and repudiated her for not wearing scarf and not practicing Islam. She took her son Anatoliy and migrated to Barcelona, where her brother Ivan was living. After nearly two years, she finally obtained asylum status and got a job as a shopkeeper. She wants to remain in Barcelona and reunite with her parents.

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Barcelona, Spain
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
05 Jun 2015

Nina Eliseeva, 33, from Uzbekistan, travels by subway in Barcelona, Spain, after doing her shopping.
Nina Eliseeva arrived in Barcelona in November 2013, after suffering many years of harassment by his ex-husband back home. She is Catholic and her husband's family is Muslim and repudiated her for not wearing scarf and not practicing Islam. She took her son Anatoliy and migrated to Barcelona, where her brother Ivan was living. After nearly two years, she finally obtained asylum status and got a job as a shopkeeper. She wants to remain in Barcelona and reunite with her parents.