Refugee shelters are meant to provide asylum seekers with basic necessities - relief from an often sudden and unpredictable tragedy or life-threatening situation, such as war. They are meant to be temporary with the goal of getting people back on their feet and either have them return to their home country when it is safe or have them integrate into an new community. But, this isn't always the case. So what happens to these shelters and their inhabitants over time?
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