We’ll Always Have Casablanca

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A tale of refugees: how this classic film seems timelier than ever.

EMILY is a livesafing device being used to safe refugee and migrants found at sea.

It’s a buoy, it’s a life raft, it’s Emily — the robotic craft that’s saving refugees off the coast of Greece

Afghan journalist Habib Zahori made a cold trek across the US-Canada border on foot and on bicycle. "I remember thinking, wishing, 'Oh God, please, please send someone to arrest me!’ "

Habib Zahori was scared to seek asylum in the US. So he pushed a rickety bicycle through snow to get to Canada.

A U.S. flag hangs over fake palm trees inside the compound of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad in 2011.

Translators who worked for the US military in Iraq wonder if their American dream is slipping away


Some persecuted writers get a new life in the US. But exile isn’t easy.

Zozan Khaled Musa, 25

This Syrian’s decision to pass as a non-refugee came at a personal cost


Zozan Khaled Musa decided not to speak Arabic on a train ride to Germany. That changed everything about her journey.

Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong was born in Saigon and raised in Hartford, Connecticut.

Read this brilliant new poet’s take on the US immigrant experience


Twenty-eight-year-old Ocean Vuong captures his experience coming from Vietnam to the US in his debut poetry collection “Night Sky with Exit Wounds.”

Amira, who married at 16, says she faced severe abuse at the hands of her husband and found it difficult to escape.

The refugee crisis is turning more girls into child brides


For many parents, it is a desperate measure sought in extreme circumstances.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses after recording her New Year's speech in the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, December 30, 2015.

The refugee crisis was the story of the year in 2015. And that story is far from over.


The refugee crisis in Europe dominated the world’s headlines for much of 2015. But it’s a challenge that’s likely to define 2016 as well.

Syrians asylum seeker, Nawras Soukhta travel by train during a three-year journey to escape his country and live a better life in Sweden.

The long journey Syrian refugees take is confusing. Now imagine doing it as a teenager.


Fifteen-year-old Nawras Soukhta left Damascus three years ago with a dream to land in Sweden. Unlike thousands who die on the journey, he actually made it.