Millennial to Octogenarian: Three generations of refugees on today's crisis

Updated 0416 GMT (1216 HKT) September 19, 2016

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(CNN)As World War II looms, a six-year-old Jewish boy escapes Nazi-occupied Europe on a rescue train to Britain.

Five decades later, a woman in war-ravaged Sarajevo takes a United Nations flight to London, where she's given a scholarship to study.
In 2015, a young Syrian man pays smugglers thousands to get to Europe, waiting months for a visa to work.
As the UN draws up a blueprint to address the global refugee crisis at a summit in New York, we speak to three generations about why the quest for refuge is harder than ever.

THE 28-YEAR-OLD SYRIAN SMUGGLED INTO EUROPE

Thaer Batal spent three months in "The Jungle" camp in France before hiding on a train bound for Britain.
"Ninety-per-cent of the journey is just getting from France to the UK," said Thaer Batal.
"I woke up to the sound of two rockets and suddenly the buildin