Syrian refugee Bissan Alabdullah, smiles while standing next to her family’s laundry outside their tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, Wednesday
Syrian refugees look on during a visit by Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening on Friday, during her visit to an Informal Tented Settlement occupied by Syrian refuges close to the Syrian boarder in Lebanon
Palestinian protesters take cover during clashes with Israeli security forces near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, just north of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Monday
A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday
Palestinians fight to free a Palestinian boy held by an Israeli soldier during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters following a march against Palestinian land confiscation to expand the nearby Jewish Hallamish settlement on Friday in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah
A young Syrian refugee covers herself with a blanket as she stands outside tents at a makeshift settlement in Bar Elias in the Bekaa valley. Lebanon enforced new immigration controls at the Syrian border on Monday in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees from its much larger neighbour.
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A Palestinian boy throws stones at an armoured wheel loader of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during clashes following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus
A Palestinian protester runs to seek cover from Israeli water canon during clashes over the Jewish settlement of Qadomem at Kofr Qadom village, near the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday
A young Roma man stands next to a burning barricade during a Greek Roma community protest in Athens that blocked a main northern avenue in the city on Tuesday. The Roma are protesting authority plans to demolish their illegal settlement and move them to a remote spot in the countryside
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A Palestinian boy looks on near burning tyres during cashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus
Palestinian protesters use slingshots to hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes over the Jewish settlement of Qadomem at Kofr Qadom village, near West Bank city of Nablus
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.
A man makes construction bricks from mud at one of several refugee settlements in Dadaab, Garissa County, northeastern Kenya.
An Israeli border policeman stands guard next to two Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men during a demonstration in Beit Shemesh, Israel, 15 August 2013. Some hundred Jews protested against the construction of new housing units on a site that they believe is an ancient Jewish burial site.
A child peers from the window of a shack in the flooded settlement of Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa. More than 3,500 residents living in informal settlements in the city have been displaced due to heavy rains, flooding and gale force winds. Many of the settlements are in low and wetland areas that have little drainage and flood easily. The City of Cape Town’s disaster management team has been providing relief in the form of food, blankets and shelter for those affected
A Palestinian protester climbs Israel‘s separation barrier during clashes with Israeli security forces. His actions follow a demonstration against Jewish settlements and the separation wall, in the West Bank village of Nilin, near the settlement of Hashmonaim on Friday
A Palestinian demonstrator from the West Bank village of Deir Jarir, northeast of Ramallah, burns tyres during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a march against construction on their land by members of the nearby Jewish settlement of Ofra.