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Mazen's father, Muhammad Azam, in a public park in Tripoli | Photo: ANSA
People line up outside a facility operated by the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Tripoli, Libya on September 6, 2022 | Photo: picture alliance/AP
Joy, a refugee fighting against discrimination | Photo: ANSA/UNHCR
Fears grow for a Pakistani journalist missing in Sweden | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa
Despite the obstacles, many migrants try to reach Europe via the Balkans | Photo: E. Barukcic/AFP
Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League party and former Italian interior minister | Photo: ANSA/Angelo Carconi
Switzerland: Eritrean kids are reunited with their mother in Europe after eight years of separation | Source: Screenshot UNHCR /Tarik Argaz
Migrants rely on smugglers to cross the desert. Many can expect to be kidnapped and even tortured before their journey is over.