The new arrivals: the final chapter

Eighteen months ago, we invited you to follow with Le Monde, El País and Der Spiegel to look more closely at the lives of refugees and asylum seekers as they tried to make new homes for themselves in Europe.

Almost 10,000 of you signed up to this newsletter, and this is the final instalment.

There were a number of highs and lows. In an atmosphere of increasing hostility towards immigration, our work shone a spotlight on myriad success stories: the ; granted leave to remain after our article about her; the ; the and .

But for our protagonist, there was no happy ending. Said Ghullam Norzai, and his son Wali Khan, decided life would be easier in , from where they fled three years ago, rather than trying to secure a future in the UK.

We close our series with , a remarkable feature by Kate Lyons that exposes many of the systemic failures in the UK asylum system, which have also been uncovered by Amelia Gentleman’s work on the .

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