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30/09/2015 12:03 BST | Updated 30/09/2015 12:59 BST

Humans Of New York Partners With UN To Document Refugees' Stories

'Humans of New York' has partnered with the United Nations Refugee Agency to deliver the personal stories of those fleeing North Africa.

Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the initiative, has taken images of refugees and spoken with them to convey their story in emotional posts on Facebook.

"Together, these migrants are part of one of the largest population movements in modern history," he wrote, "But their stories are composed of unique and singular tragedies."

The page has over 15 million followers.

A record 522,134 refugees and migrants have landed in Europe by sea so far this year, the International Organisation for Migration said this week.

Read some of their stories below.

I want to begin this refugee series with a post from the summer of 2014. This is Muhammad, who I first met last year in...

Posted by Humans of New York on Saturday, September 26, 2015

For the next several days, I’m going to be sharing stories from refugees who are currently making their way across...

Posted by Humans of New York on Friday, September 25, 2015

For context on the upcoming stories, it is important to understand the ‘plastic boat.’ The plastic boat is a central...

Posted by Humans of New York on Monday, September 28, 2015

“They fired rockets from a mountain near our house. They were very loud, and every time he heard them, he’d run into...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

“There is no security in Baghdad. We lived in constant fear. We started receiving text messages one day. They said: ‘...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

“Everyone here has been very nice to us. When we got to the beach, there were people there who gave us food and a hug. A...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

“I wish I could have done more for her. Her life has been nothing but struggle. She hasn’t known many happy moments. ...

Posted by Humans of New York on Monday, September 28, 2015

“My husband and I sold everything we had to afford the journey. We worked 15 hours a day in Turkey until we had enough...

Posted by Humans of New York on Monday, September 28, 2015

“After one month, I arrived in Austria. The first day I was there, I walked into a bakery and met a man named Fritz...

Posted by Humans of New York on Sunday, September 27, 2015

“The island we landed on was called Samothrace. We were so thankful to be there. We thought we’d reached safety. We...

Posted by Humans of New York on Sunday, September 27, 2015

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