An Afghan refugee looks at men trying to clear sewage paths so rainwater can drain, an attempt to avoid flooding during heavy rainfall, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities.
A South Sudanese woman rests on a bed together her son in a IDP camp for the Nuer ethnic group inside the UNMISS compound in Bor, South Sudan, on Thursday.
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A boy stands on an airplane in the Christian Mpoko refugee camp during sunset, in Bangui, Central African Republic.
A woman speaks as she kneels down in front of a line of riot police in the center of Kiev Ukrainian protesters today expanded their protest camp in Kiev closer to the administration of President Viktor Yanukovych, after crisis talks to end Ukraine‘s worst crisis since its 1991 independence ended in deadlock. After five days of clashes that activists say left five dead, Ukraine’s three main opposition leaders held several hours of talks with Yanukovych late on January 23 but the minor concessions they announced were greeted with derision by protesters. Read more
A Syrian girl attends classes at a makeshift school in the largest Bulgarian camp in the southern town of Harmanli. Humanitarian aid, including clothes, food and hygiene materials, has started trickling in from non-governmental groups in the country and abroad to the camps in the EU’s poorest country after the UN expressed alarm over a ‘human emergency’ on the EU’s southern fringe. Read more
A displaced camp near Mpoko airport on Wednesday in Bangui. Few people are going back home even as the situation grows less tense in the Central African capital.
Refugee children from Syria try to stay warm near an open fire in front of their unheated tents in a refugee camp in the town of Harmanli, Bulgaria
An Afghan refugee child sits on the roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan hosts more than 1.6m registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the UN refugee agency, Thousands of refugees still live without electricity, running water and other basic services.
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A member of the Egyptian security forces speaks to a woman at one of two camps in Cairo set up by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, which government soldiers are clearing. This camp is the smaller of the two and is near the Cairo University campus in Giza. Egyptian security forces, backed by armoured cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear the sites, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both camps.
A child displaced by the rising waters of the river Yamuna sits on a cycle cart parked outside makeshift tents at a roadside camp in New Delhi, India on Thursday.