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The Business of Exploiting Suffering Refugees

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A young Syrian refugee packs tea boxes under a table in a Turkish factory near his refugee camp on the Turkey-Syria border.

A young Syrian refugee packs tea boxes under a table in a Turkish factory near his refugee camp on the Turkey-Syria border. Image by Emily Kassie. Turkey, 2016.

Investigative journalists Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie join WNYC's Leonard Lopate to discuss their latest story in the Huffington Post Highline, “The 21st Century Gold Rush: How the refugee crisis is changing the world economy.” Their investigations profiles the people behind the global network of companies, criminals, and bureaucrats that are getting rich off the biggest refugee crisis in the world.