A Syrian migrant shows his mobile phone in a ziplock bag in Izmir, Turkey.
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These phones are our most precious belongings," said Wael, who fled Syria with his bright green-eyed wife and 12 relatives, including three children.They are among more than 135,000 refugees and migrants who have arrived in Greece this year, amid Europe's biggest migration crisis since World War II.On Facebook, we Syrians help each other and give each other advice," said Raed, who left behind his wife and 6-month-old, ill daughter.He hopes to reach Germany, and once there apply to be reunified with his family. Aside from Lebanon, where he lived in misery with his family as a refugee for some 18 months, Raed had never left Syria before going to Turkey and then Greece."Asylum and migration in all Europe" and "Asylum in Sweden, Holland, Norway, Germany, Britain, Austria and Switzerland" are just two of dozens of Facebook groups that Syrians are operating and using to learn about the perilous, in some cases deadly journey to Europe.
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