Nujeen’s story: the Syrian refugee who crossed Europe in a wheelchair

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Published on September 17, 2020 by

Germany has announced plans this week to accept more than 1,500 migrants, following the fire at a detention centre on the Greek Island of Lesbos which left thousands without shelter.

The tragedy was a reminder of the scale of a crisis which has seen vast movements of people fleeing war and poverty.

Five years ago at the height of the migrant crisis we heard the extraordinary story of Nujeen Mustafa, a Syrian refugee who crossed Europe in a wheelchair.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Fergal Kergal Keane, who has been talking to Nujeen about how her life has changed.

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