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Afghan refugee children ride a donkey-cart along a dirt track on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

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Afghan refugee children ride a donkey-cart along a dirt track on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday

Displaced Iraqis, who were forced to flee their home because of Islamic State's advance earlier this year, queue for humanitarian aid that is being distributed by the Barzani Charity Foundation after being delivered by lorries from the Polish charity SOS FOR LIFE at a refugee camp near Zakho in Duhok, Iraq

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Displaced Iraqis, who were forced to flee their home because of Islamic State’s advance earlier this year, queue for humanitarian aid that is being distributed by the Barzani Charity Foundation after being delivered by lorries from the Polish charity SOS FOR LIFE at a refugee camp near Zakho in Duhok, Iraq

Immigrants who arrived on a cargo ship from Turkey queue for meals in a basketball arena where they have been given temporary shelter in the town of Ierapetra, on the southern Greek island of Crete on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Nearly 600 men, women and children, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea.

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Immigrants who arrived on a cargo ship from Turkey queue for meals in a basketball arena where they have been given temporary shelter in the town of Ierapetra, on the southern Greek island of Crete on Friday. Nearly 600 men, women and children, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea

A Syrian Kurdish woman walks with her baby on October 23, 2014,  in the Rojava refugee camp at Suruc in Sanliurfa province. Turkey said on October 21 that Kurdish peshmerga fighters based in Iraq have yet to cross into Syria from Turkish territory, a day after announcing it was assisting their transit to join the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab. It was seen as a major switch in policy by Turkey, which until now has refused to interfere in the over month-long battle for Kobane between Syrian Kurdish fighters and Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

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A Syrian Kurdish woman and her baby on Thursday in the Rojava refugee camp at Suruc in Sanliurfa province in southeastern Turkey. This week Turkey decided to allow Kurdish forces to cross into Syria to fight in the pivotal border town of Kobani that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, has been on the cusp of overtaking amid a month-long battle .

Syrian Kurdish woman and her children gather around a fire early in the morning in a refugee camp at Suruc, in the Sanliurfa province, on October 21, 2014. Turkey dropped its refusal to allow Kurdish fighters over the border to defend the besieged Syrian town of Kobane, saying it was now helping Iraqi peshmerga to cross the frontier in a major policy shift.

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A Syrian Kurdish woman and her children gather around a fire in a refugee camp at Suruc, in the Sanliurfa province of Turkey on Tuesday. Turkey has dropped its opposition to allowing Kurdish fighters over the border to defend the besieged Syrian town of Kobani.

A Syrian Kurdish woman walks in a refugee camp in the town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, on October 17, 2014. Kurdish rebels have been infuriated by the lack of action by Turkey against Islamic State (IS) jihadists trying to take the mainly Kurdish town of Kobane just across the Syrian border.

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A Syrian Kurdish woman walks in a refugee camp in the town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Turkey on Friday

People watch from a hill in Turkish territory as the International anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition continues to carry out airstrikes on the town of Kobani, Syria, as seen from Turkey, near Suruc district, Sanliurfa, Turkey, 16 October 2014. According to media sources Kurdish fighters have made gains against militants from IS in their defence of the besieged town of Kobane, following over 50 airstrikes carried out over the past 48 hours in areas east and south of Kobane by the international anti-IS coalition which according to the Pentagon have killed hundreds of IS militants in the operation now named Inherent Resolve.

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People watch from a hill in Turkish territory as the International anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition continues to carry out airstrikes on the town of Kobani, Syria, as seen from Turkey, near Suruc district, Sanliurfa, Turkey

A Syrian Kurdish child sits in the yard of a mosque where refugees have taken shelter in the Turkish town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province on October 15, 2014. US-led aircraft will continue bombing near the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab (Kobane) and in western Iraq, President Barack Obama said after talks with military leaders from an international coalition fighting the Islamic State group.

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A Syrian Kurdish child sits in the yard of a mosque where refugees have taken shelter in the Turkish town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, on Wednesday

A Turkish soldier wearing a protective mask while Syrian refugees wait behind a barb wire barrier to be transferred to a camp after they crossed the border at the Yumurtalik gate near Sanliurfa, southeast of Turkey, 02 October 2014. Turkey according to the UN agency for refugees (UNHCR) is facing the 'biggest influx' of Syrian refugees since the start of the war three years ago. The fighting in the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane has pushed more than 160,000 Syrian refugees, mostly Kurds, into Turkey, raising the overall number of Syrian refugees in the country to about 1.5 million.

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A Turkish soldier wearing a protective mask while Syrian refugees wait behind a barb wire barrier to be transferred to a camp after they crossed the border at the Yumurtalik gate near Sanliurfa, southeast of Turkey

Syrian Kurdish refugees sleep in a field where they spent overnight near Mursitpinar border crossing in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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Syrian Kurdish refugees sleep in a field where they spent overnight near Mursitpinar border crossing in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. 

TOPSHOTS Syrian Kurds cross the border b...TOPSHOTS Syrian Kurds cross the border between Syria and Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 24, 2014. The numbers of Kurdish refugees fleeing into Turkey to escape the advance of Islamic State jihadists in northern Syria has slowed considerably over the last few days, Turkish officials said on Wednesday. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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Syrian Kurds cross the border between Syria and Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. The numbers of Kurdish refugees fleeing into Turkey to escape the advance of Islamic State jihadists in northern Syria has slowed considerably over the last few days, Turkish officials said on Wednesday. 

Kurdish Syrian refugees walk at the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province...Kurdish Syrian refugees walk at the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, September 24, 2014. The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans in case all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani fled into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants.

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Kurdish Syrian refugees walk at the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on Wednesday

Syrian Kurds cross the border between Syria and Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on September 23, 2014. The UN refugee agency warned Tuesday that as many as 400,000 people may flee to Turkey from Syria's Kurdish region to escape attacks by the Islamic State group.

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Syrian Kurds cross the border between Syria and Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province

Syrian refugees cross the Syrian-Turkish border near Sanliurfa, Turkey, 22 September 2014. Nearly 100,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing the Islamic State militant group have crossed into Turkey in the past three days, a UN official said. Turkish authorities and the United Nations are preparing for the possibility that hundreds of thousands of Syrian Kurds will flee to Turkey in the coming days, UN said. Islamic State fighters have triggered the exodus since seizing dozens of Kurdish villages as they advance towards the centre of the Kabone enclave close to the border with Turkey.

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Syrian refugees cross the Syrian-Turkish border near Sanliurfa, Turkey. Nearly 100,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, have crossed into Turkey in the past three days

A Syrian woman sits next to her children sleeping on the street in Hamra Street in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on August 29, 2014. The number of refugees from the conflict in Syria now tops three million, the UN said, as US President Barack Obama admitted he has no strategy to tackle advancing jihadists.

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A Syrian woman sits next to her children sleeping on the street in Hamra Street in the Lebanese capital, Beirut

Refugees camp in Rostov region in Russia...epaselect epa04359008 Ukrainian refugees sit inside a tent at a refugee camp about 10 km from the Izvarino Russia-Ukraine border checkpoint in Rostov region, Russia, 18 August 2014. The Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council said separatist rebels fired on a refugee convoy near the eastern city of Luhansk on 18 August.  EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

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Ukrainian refugees sit inside a tent at a refugee camp about 10 km from the Izvarino Russia-Ukraine border checkpoint in Rostov region. The Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council said separatist rebels fired on a refugee convoy near the eastern city of Luhansk on Monday. 

Displaced Iraqi children from the Yazidi community are pictured in a refugee camp near the Turkey-Iraq border at Silopi in Sirnak on August 14, 2014.  The United States said Wednesday its troops found "far fewer" Yazidi refugees marooned on a northern Iraqi mountain than expected, making an evacuation mission less likely, after air strikes pummeled besieging Islamic militants.

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Displaced Iraqi children from the Yazidi community are pictured in a refugee camp near the Turkey-Iraq border at Silopi in Sirnak

Refugees wait in front of a hostel building ran by pro-Russian rebels in the center of Donetsk, on August 4, 2014. Fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels left at least 10 civilians dead in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as an international probe at the crash site of downed flight MH17 made headway.

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Refugees wait in front of a hostel building ran by pro-Russian rebels in the centre of Donetsk, on Monday

Palestinian refugees perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at Al-Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp, near Amman

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Palestinian refugees perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at Al-Baqaa refugee camp, near Amman, Jordan, on Monday. Hundreds of refugees marched after prayers in solidarity with Gaza, calling for an end to Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

An Iraqi woman holds her exhausted son as over 1000 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 July 1, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq. The families, many with small and sick children, had no shelter and little water and food. The displacement camp Khazair is now home to an estimated 1,500 internally displaced persons (IDP's) with the number rising daily. Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq's second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP camps around the region including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region.

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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