A Father’s Love on the Migrant Journey

These dads are unsung heroes.

While media coverage of the current global migration crisis frequently focuses on women with children, refugee and migrant fathers are often overlooked, if not portrayed as criminals or potential threats to their new country. These tender images of fathers caring for their children tell a different story. (Pictured: A father adjusts his daughter's headscarf as migrants and refugees attempt to try to cross into Greece from Turkey in 2015.)

LIFEGUARD NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images LIFEGUARD A father carries his daughter off their boat, which was stranded in the water for five hours without a motor in Lesbos, Greece, in 2015. RESTING UP Christopher Furlong/Getty Images RESTING UP A young migrant boy and his father snuggle together in Horgos, Serbia. CARRYING ON John Moore/Getty Images CARRYING ON A father carries his sleeping boy, 3, while his wife shields his face, after the family illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in 2015. THROUGH THE FENCE John Moore/Getty Images THROUGH THE FENCE Daniel Armendarec speaks with his wife and children through the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California. A QUIET MOMENT John Moore/Getty Images A QUIET MOMENT Issac Morales, 30, sits with his son Jose Issac, 11, on the bed of their one-room home in 2017 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, which has one of the highest murder rates in the world for a country not at war. When Morales attempted to migrant to the U.S. for work in 2016, he was captured by drug cartel members in Mexico and held for a week. When he finally crossed into the desert of Arizona, lost and dehydrated, Morales was captured by U.S. Border Patrol Agency and deported back to Honduras. A PLAYFUL MOMENT ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images A PLAYFUL MOMENT A man holds a child in a train heading to Serbia from the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija, in 2015. MAKING HIS CASE Sam Tarling/Corbis via Getty Images MAKING HIS CASE Hassan Hussein, a refugee from Syria, pleads with police to allow his family into a registration center for migrants and refugees in southern Serbia in 2015. COMING ASHORE BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images COMING ASHORE A man embraces his daughter upon reaching the shore of Lesbos, Greece, after crossing the Aegean Sea in a dingy from Turkey in 2015. REACHING HIGH OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images REACHING HIGH A man plays with a child as refugees wait at a Turkish coast guard station after they were caught while trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos from western Turkey. WAITING GAME YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images WAITING GAME A migrant holds his son in front of a police barricade while they wait at Istanbul's Esenler Bus Terminal for buses to the Turkish-Greek border in 2015. STRONGER TOGETHER John Moore/Getty Images STRONGER TOGETHER Ania, 9, from El Salvador walks with her father through the South Texas countryside in 2016 after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the U.S. to seek asylum in Roma, Texas. CRADLING Kevin Frayer/Getty Images CRADLING A Rohingya Muslim refugee boy is held by his father after arriving by boat to Shah Porir Dwip near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, in 2017. CLOSE TOGETHER David Longstreath/LightRocket via Getty Images CLOSE TOGETHER An ethnic Karen refugee father from Myanmar waits to see a doctor with his baby at a makeshift clinic in Thailand in 2011. PLAYING Sean Gallup/Getty Images PLAYING Mohamed Zayat, a refugee from Syria, with his daughter Ranim, who is nearly 3, in the one room they and Mohamed's wife share at an asylum-seekers' shelter in Letschin, Germany, in 2015.

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