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An elderly Afghan refugee man walks toward the main road through a muddy slippery track, during a rainfall in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, March 28, 2014. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world s largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting in their country. Since the 2002 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan some 3.8 million Afghans have returned to their home country, according to the U.N. s refugee agency, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services.

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An elderly Afghan refugee man walks toward the main road through a muddy slippery track, during a 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.

An Afghan refugee girl, looks at men trying to clear sewage paths so rainwater can drain, in an attempt to avoid flooding during a heavy rainfall, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world s largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting their country has undergone.

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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.

An Afghan refugee boy reads from the board while he and other schoolchildren attend their classes at their makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, March 7, 2014.

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An Afghan refugee reads from the board while he and other schoolchildren attend their classes at a makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan

A Syrian refugee woman looks out from a window with no glass, in a house in the Kucukpazar area of Istanbul, on March  4, 2014. Syrian government forces are waging a campaign of siege warfare and starvation against civilians as part of its military strategy, a UN-mandated probe said on March 5. Syria's war has since March 2011 killed more than 140,000 people and forced millions more to flee.

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A Syrian refugee woman looks out from a window with no glass, in a house in the Kucukpazar area of Istanbul. Syrian government forces are waging a campaign of siege warfare and starvation against civilians as part of its military strategy, a UN-mandated probe said on Wednesday.

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 February 27, 2014. War crimes have been committed by all sides in conflict-wracked South Sudan, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, reporting widespread atrocities in weeks of carnage in the world's youngest nation. Thousands have been killed and almost 900,000 forced from their homes by over two months of battles between rebel and government forces, backed by troops from neighbouring Uganda.

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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.

A Muslim girl takes refuge in a Koranic school in the majority Muslim neighbourhood "5 Kilo," in Bangui, Central African Republic, February 24, 2014. About 50 Muslims are displaced in the school waiting to be moved to a safer location.

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A Muslim girl takes refuge in a Koranic school in the majority Muslim neighbourhood 5 Kilo, in Bangui, Central African Republic. About 50 Muslims are displaced in the school waiting to be moved to a safer location.

A boy stands on an airplane in the Christian Mpoko refugee camp

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A boy stands on an airplane in the Christian Mpoko refugee camp during sunset, in Bangui, Central African Republic.

African asylum seekers protest outside Holot detention centre...epa04085006 An African asylum seeker covers himself with a blanket as dawn breaks during the second day of protest of asylums seekers outside the Holot Detention center in the Negev desert, Israel, early 18 February 2014. Several hundred Asylum seekers came from Tel Aviv to protest and sleep outside the prison against Israel's refusal to grant them refugee status and the opening of the detention centre itself.  EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN

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An African asylum seeker covers himself with a blanket as dawn breaks during the second day of protest outside the Holot detention centre in the Negev desert, Israel. Several hundred asylum seekers came from Tel Aviv to demonstrate against Israel’s refusal to grant them refugee status. Read more

ALTERNATE CROP - In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 photo, Afghan refugee girl, laiba Hazrat, 6, poses for a picture, while playing with other children in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the worldís largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting their country has undergone. Since the 2002 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, some 3.8 million Afghans have returned to their home country, according to the U.N.ís refugee agency.

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Afghan refugee, laiba Hazrat, 6, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities of hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the wars and fighting in their country. Read more

Pakistani Ibrahim Mohammed, 42, who was displaced with his family from Pakistan's tribal region of Mohmand Agency due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, wraps himself an his son Mashal, 1, with a shawl to avoid the evening cold, while sitting in front of his home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

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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.