In a centralized, clandestine region near the Mediterranean Sea many refugees and asylum seekers pursue safety. They are given aid of food, clothing, housing, some education, and legal assistance. Each one has fled an arduous situation and carry with them the sever emotions of the past, and the current struggles to survive the present. Portraits were taken so each person could have something back of themselves and to accompany their stories. There are 65.3 million refugees and asylum seekers in the world.