The refugee crisis has undoubtedly been one of the biggest stories of 2015. The incoming refugees and migrants have been described as swarms, hordes, even plagues. But who are these people? And what do they go through in order to reach their preferred destination?

In this Planet Mundus short we set out to investigate exactly that. We visit refugee centers on Kos, asylum centers in Denmark and talk to refugees and experts alike to understand how the asylum system actually works.

The picture on the front page is from the once-prestigious Hotel Captain Elias that has been turned into a refugee camp on the Greek island Kos



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