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An Iraqi woman holds her son as more than 1,000 Iraqis who have fled fighting in and around the city of Mosul and Tal Afar wait at a Kurdish checkpoint in the hopes of entering a temporary displacement camp on Tuesday in Khazair, Iraq
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A child is seen at a camp for displaced Iraqi Shiite Turkmen who fled their town of Tal Afar, in Shikhan, in Kurdistan’s Dohuk province
A girl in South Sudan displaced by her country’s conflict carries a boy through a camp for internally displaced people at a UN base in Malakal, Upper Nile State
A Syrian woman comforts her children after their house in the Sahour nieghbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was bombed on Wednesday. Once home to some 2.5 million residents and considered Syria’s economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been divided between government and opposition control since shortly after fighting there began in 2012.
An displaced girl poses in front of her tent on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan. The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country is estimated to be about 600,000 and this may rise further in 2014, according to the UNHCR Global Appeal 2014-2015 Read more
Rosheda holds her two-month-old child in front of her hut. She is too poor to afford enough food, and the child will likely die without aid in Sittwe, Myanmar. Some 150,000 Rohingya internally displaced people are trapped in refugee camps outside of Sittwe in Rakhine State in western Myanmar.
A woman prepares a meal under a flyover in Jammu, India on Friday. The World Bank estimates that 400m of the world’s 1.2bn extreme poor are in India, many of them migrating to big cities in search of work and often ending up on the streets
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A displaced mother and her child inspect the remnants of their burnt home in Khor Abeche, South Darfur.
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Muslim children rest inside their tent during a census at an internally displaced people’s refugee camp at Theechaung village on the outskirts of Sittwe, in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine on Tuesday
An internally displaced mother holds her children as she sits on the ground at her home in a poor neighbourhood in Kabul, Afghanistan Read more