The so-called Calais jungle, now home to thousands of displaced Syrians.
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There is precedent for mass rehoming: just look at what happened to the Ugandan Asian population.
A display of life jackets worn by refugees during their crossing from Turkey to Greece.
The U.N. and other leaders met to discuss coordinating an international response to unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants. Two migration experts examine issues the summits left unresolved.
Can and should Australia be doing more to resettle refugees?
Should Australia stick with its current model of state-controlled refugee resettlement schemes? Or are there other models we can learn from?
Syrian refugees rescued off the coast of Greece in 2015.
Syrians are the latest high profile refugees to arrive on British shores – what can history tell us about their prospects?
Living in limbo: children at the Qab Elias Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon.
It's not just children who need support to cope, their families and caregivers do, too.
Schoolchildren with refugee backgrounds in London read about refugees in class.
Can you visualize any number greater than 100? Migration experts explain why thinking about migrants en masse makes it difficult to address the nuances of each group's unique challenges.
In the waiting line.
The number of refugees crossing the Aegean has dropped in recent months, but thousands are still stuck on a Greek island.
İzmir, Turkey's third largest city, is a pit stop for Syrians headed to Europe – but for more and more of them, it's becoming a home.
Syrians at a refugee camp in al-Dalhamiyyeh, in the Bekaa valley of Lebanon.
It's the first global gathering to discuss humanitarian crises and opportunities – but talk and no action might still end up the order of the day.
Demonstrating in Washington state, November 2015.
Many groups have been labeled 'enemy' in the American past. A literary scholar looks at the role literature and philosophy have played in dispelling fears and shifting public attitudes.
Our collaboration with Point Taken, a new program from WGBH TV continues this week on the topic of Syrian refugees.
Where in the world do you put 4.8 million displaced people?
As part of a collaboration between The Conversation and PBS's Point Taken, a professor from The Ohio State University examines some common misconceptions about Syrian refugees.
Lebanon is host to well over 1m Syrian refugees, and their situation is getting ever more desperate.
Syrian refugee Dania poses at the Sacramento, California apartment complex she lives in.
A majority of U.S. citizen oppose Syrian refugee resettlement. We run the numbers to put the perceived risk in perspective.
Egyptian refugees fleeing Libya with the help of the US Air Force.
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Surely it isn’t too far-fetched to claim that if migrants are to promote democracy back home, it is beneficial for them to experience democratic values and principles in the countries hosting them.
May 1968 students’ protest in Berlin.
Probably no other country has struggled as hard to come to terms with its past as Germany. Here's what students contributed to that struggle.
Waiting to escape.
While the world struggles to even get to the negotiating table, the Syrian refugee crisis is still getting worse.
Not so distant echoes.
If we listen to the songs of displaced Syrians, just as we listen to the songs of victims of the Holocaust, we connect to displaced communities’ creativity, ingenuity and imagination.
There’s no end in sight to the wave of refugees seeking solace in Europe.
Europe's biggest achievements, such as open borders and human rights, are at risk as government responses to the refugee crisis fall short.
Christmas Eve 2015, Paris.
Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…