‘Once there’

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The World has seen the largest exodus in its recent history in the past few years . Millions of people fleeing their countries because of war, poverty and hunger. Hundreds of thousands of them have arrived in Europe seeking for asylum. We have seen dozens of pictures of dead bodies floating in the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas, precarious vessels arriving in Greece and Italy, tired people crossing roads in Macedonia, Serbia or Austria… But what happens next? How is life for asylum seekers once they arrive to their destination country?

‘Once there’ is a project in collaboration with Albert Masias, photographer and MSF photo editor, which aims to document the refugee’s crisis management in Brussels, the capital of Europe. We have spent the past few months meeting all the actors involved as well as the asylum seekers trying to rebuild their lives in Belgium.

‘Once there’ is an ongoing project, because it follows ongoing lives.

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