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Marc Gasol has spent part of the offseason helping rescue refugees who have become lost at sea

Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol has been putting his offseason to good use by volunteering on a boat to help rescue refugees who have become lost at sea while fleeing to Europe.
Syrian refugees.

Millions of people around the world have fled their home countries and become refugees — here’s what they go through to make it to the US

Take a look at where the world's refugees come from and what they endure to make it to safety in the United States. Millions of people around the world have been forced from their home countries due to war, genocide, or persecution, and are now refugees.
Migrants try to stay afloat after falling off their rubber dinghy during a rescue operation by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship in the central Mediterranean in international waters some 15 nautical miles off the coast of Zawiya in Libya, April 14, 2017.

At least 44 migrants drowned off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey

At least 1,178 migrants have died worldwide in 2018 through May 28.
Hassan al Kontar has been stuck in diplomatic limbo at the Kuala Lumpur airport for nearly two months.

A Syrian man who has been trapped in an airport for two months explains how he survives day-to-day

Hassan al-Kontar's newfound residence at Kuala Lumpur's airport has been brought on by many years of struggling to secure a better life abroad as a Syrian citizen. He told Business Insider that his story is not just about him, but also about the plight of millions of Syrian asylum seekers worldwide.

Israel is suspending a deal to resettle 16,000 African migrants to Western countries — hours after signing it

Israel announced earlier in the day it had reached an agreement with the UN to move over 16,000 migrants to countries like Germany, Italy and Canada.
A Colombian soldier guards the border with Venezuela in Cucuta, Colombia, February 9, 2018.

‘I don’t have a happy ending’: Venezuela’s misery is deepening — and spilling over its borders

Colombian immigration officials say there are nearly 600,000 Venezuelans in the country — double the number six months ago.

Dozens of refugees held in camps near Australia are finally heading to the US, despite Trump’s objections

The refugee resettlements come as the full picture of immigration reform in the US remains in flux.
Asylum-seekers look through a fence at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea

Why asylum seekers are still in an Australian detention center, even after Australia abandoned it

The men have been stabbed, beaten and robbed and are too scared to leave the facility that has been their home for years.
Hungarian government poster portraying financier George Soros in Budapest. The caption reads "Don't let Soros have the last laugh."

Hungary is pushing a ‘conspiracy’ that billionaire George Soros wants to bring millions of refugees to Europe

"There is no such thing as a global conspiracy against Hungary orchestrated by George Soros."

Mesmerizing maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years

The last decade and a half have been rife with civil unrest, leading millions of displaced persons to seek new, safer lives across foreign borders.