Ibrahim Mohammed, who was displaced with his family from Pakistan’s tribal region due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, wraps himself and his son Mashal with a shawl to avoid the evening cold, while sitting in front of his home in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad.
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An elderly Kachin refugee woman making a broom at the Janmai Baptist camp, Myitkyina, Kachin State. Thousands of local people left their homes and took shelter in refugee camps to escape the ongoing battles between the Myanmar government’s troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
A young Afghan refugee sits on the side of an alley in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
Syrian refugee Aya Adawiye in the makeshift settlement of Qab Elias in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. The need for humanitarian aid to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon has never been greater, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund says.
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.
The child of refugee parents from Africa looks on during a protest to demand changes to food distribution that they say fails to meet refugee needs in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Hong Kong may be one of Asia’s wealthiest banking and luxury hubs, but the picture is very different for hundreds of asylum seekers forced into slum-like conditions as they scrape a living in the city, say campaigners.
An Afghan refugee, her burka billowing, holds her daughter as she walks to her home through an alley of a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Read more
A Tamil girl looks out from her home at a camp for internally displaced people in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, about 400km north of the capital Colombo
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A Syrian-Kurdish man cutting the hair of a boy at the Quru Gusik refugee camp, 20 kilometres east of the of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Faced with brutal violence and soaring prices, thousands of Syrian Kurds have poured into Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, seeking respite from privation and fighting between Kurdish fighters and jihadists.