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A rubber boat packed with refugees and migrants lands on the shore of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Asgean Sea from Turkey in 2015.


A distraught mother comforts her frightened children under an emergency blanket on the Greek Island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey in a small rubber boat. In 2015, over 700,000 refugees and migrants fleeing from war and poverty landed in Greece during their journey to secure a better life in Western Europe.


A father celebrates his family's safe passage to Lesbos in Greece after a stormy crossing over the Aegean Sea from Turkey.


A mother guides her children through a line of Slovenian police at the Timovec border crossing with Croatia.


After arriving by train in Slovenia, a mother and baby wait for buses provided by authorities to take them further along their journey toward Western Europe.


Briali Muhaghgh, his wife Hanifa and their children attempted the difficult sea crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos in two boats, but Hanifa's craft ran into trouble. Briali and his 8-year-old daughter, Roya, landed on Lesbos convinced that Hanifa and their other three children had died. Briali and Roya pressed on. After learning that the others were alive, Briali paid smugglers and reunited the family in Berlin.


Portraits of refugees who have recently resettled in the United States as part of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. From left to right: Bhimal, 42, Bhutan; Maryna, 27, Belarus; Patricia, 22, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Schoeller

Aisha, 18, cooks in her family home in Myanmar's Say Tha Mar Gyi Camp. Aisha is married, but her husband left her within the last year to return to his family.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lynsey Addario

Children in the Puente Nayero Humanitarian Space in Colombia play an improvised game of table football.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Omar Victor Diop

Young Ibrahima has spent his entire life in the Mbile refugee site in Cameroon. When his mother, Hawa, fled the Central African Republic, she had to make the long, difficult journey while pregnant. They still have no news of his father's whereabouts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Omar Victor Diop

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A new photography exhibition documenting the plight of refugees in Europe, Africa and elsewhere is on display at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, and features work from five photographers who have captured displaced persons around the world.

“Refugee,” running April 23 to Aug. 21, has more than 100 photos arranged by chapters devoted to geographic regions. The center said that all of the photos in the show were commissioned expressly for the exhibition, though archival material is also on display.

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