As the refugee population continues to multiply around the world, Narratively presents just some of their stories and more from past conflicts.

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The For-Refugees, By-Refugees Newspaper That Prints in Six Different Languages

Buffalo has become an unlikely haven for displaced people from far and wide. A one-of-a-kind publication helps them find their footing in a strange new land.

Stuck in Limbo, These Muslim Men Are Turning to Prostitution, and Grappling with Guilt

Inside a refugee camp in Greece, where Afghans take desperate measures to feed their families — and their hashish habits.

Returning to Uganda Could Be a Death Sentence for This Gay Man. So Will America Let Him Stay?

When Daniel’s life became a horrifying spiral of harassment and brutality, he fled to the sanctity of the U.S. Now he waits—and waits—to learn his fate.

These African Refugees Hoped to Build New Lives in Israel. Instead They’re Stuck in Endless Legal Limbo

Paperless People #4: He Helped Protect Gay Nigerians. Then They Made Protecting Gay People Illegal.

An LGBT advocate who fled for his life speaks out on the agonizing process of applying for asylum while rebuilding his life across the ocean from his wife and young children.

This Italian Soccer Team Is Made Up Entirely of Refugees

He Battled the Communists and Was Tortured By the Taliban. Will Europe Take Him In?

A militant rebel leader left everything behind to flee Afghanistan for Greece. Now he and his family live in limbo while his violent past continues to haunt him.

Activists Took Over This Abandoned Athens Hotel…and Gave it to Refugees

After months of subsisting in overcrowded camps, migrants turned an empty building in the Greek capital into a remarkable experiment in self-managed living.

The Darfur Teenager Who Came Home a King

At sixteen, Abbas Yahya left his small hometown in Western Darfur, dreaming of making it in the big city. In one magical summer, he did just that.