There are refugee crises brewing around the world — in Europe, in southeast Asia, in Africa and in Central America, to name just a few. One American — with an $8 million ship and a crew — is trying to make a difference.
Every day, hundreds of refugees are arriving on the shores of the vacation paradise of Lesbos. It's one of the largest Greek islands and it sits a short way off the coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea. Authorities there are struggling to deal with the large numbers of migrants seeking entry into Europe.
Hundreds of migrants are sleeping in the rough around train stations in Rome and Milan. Reporter Megan Williams says the stalled travelers are mainly migrants from north Africa who've been blocked from journeying further north.
Sam Neher was on vacation in Turkey when his passport was stolen. Months later, he found out it was being used by smugglers in Turkey as a potential way to get Syrian refugees to countries where they could seek asylum.
Lebanon has said enough. After decades of open borders with Syria and years of accepting refugees from its civil war, new border regulations mean that most Syrians can no longer find safe haven in the relative calm of Lebanon.
Photographer Rania Matar went back to her hometown of Beirut to work on a project about teenagers. Then, on every corner, she stumbled into young Syrian refugees. They became subjects of her new series called "Invisible Children."
As the Syrian war continues, hope is waning in the refugee camps in neighboring countries. Some Syrians who fled to Turkey are now heading into Bulgaria to start new lives. And Bulgarians are growing weary and wary of welcoming them.
More than 1 million Syrian refugees live in Lebanon, and about 10,000 die each year. The vast majority of them are Sunni Muslims, whose faith prohibits cremation. In a country about one-third of the size of Belgium, burial space has become a pressing issue. One Syrian is doing his part to help.
Lebanon has the world's largest per-capita concentration of refugees. When Syrian activists planned a demonstration in Beirut to “defend the rights of Syrians in Lebanon,” the authorities slapped a ban on protesting across the board.
The Daas family has been without a home since early 2015. After ISIS invaded their hometown of Palmyra, Syria, they escaped to Turkey, then took a boat to Greece and are now trying to rebuild their lives in Bavaria, Germany. It's one thing to find safety, but they're discovering it's much harder to make a home.
The Bavarian city of Traunreut, population 21,000, is working to integrate 600 refugees. Some locals are helping. Others are rallying against the arrivals. One thing is for sure: It's a challenging situation for everyone.
Can Germany's education system meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of refugee children? Some educators say there's a strategy in place. Others say there's not enough support or training and that the decentralized system is unprepared for what's become a "national task."