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Photo essay: The flight and plight of refugees in Europe

The photo of the body of young refugee Alan Kurdi was heart-wrenching. But there is even more suffering that we do not see—and must see


 

Thousands of migrants fleeing war-ravaged countries in Africa and the Middle East have been making perilous, sometimes deadly, journeys to arrive in European countries unable, or unwilling, to help them. Here are some photographs from across the European Union and around the world, documenting their desperate plight.

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Photo essay: The flight and plight of refugees in Europe

  1. I was watching the news last night, and for a couple of minutes, thought I was watching the Bexhill Refugee Camp scene from “The Children of Men”.

    Is this where we’ve come to?

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