Photos: World Refugee Day: Images which paint the picture of their plight

Updated: Jun 24, 2016, 11:16 IST
  • Photos: World Refugee Day: Images which paint the picture of their plight
    Afghan refugees ride on a horse cart loaded with watermelons in Islamabad. World Refugee Day is marked each year on June 20. Hundreds of thousands of people fled Afghanistan during the last three decades of war, with a majority of them taking refuge in neighbouring Pakistan. Pic/AFP
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    A refugee boy rests in the makeshift camp situated at the old Athens airport. The greek asylum service launched the registration of the migrants inside some of the camps, to speed up the asylum process. The United Nations said Monday it will try to resettle a record 170,000 refugees urgently in need of a new home next year as it grapples with an unprecedented displacment crisis. Pic/AFP
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    Displaced children fill their cans with water from a water fountain installed by agents from the UN System in a refugees camp of Kidjendi, around Diffa, southeastern Niger. Tens of thousands of Nigeriens who fled a deadly Boko Haram attack are in 'great distress', with many lacking food and healthcare, Niger's interior minister said during a visit to the displaced. Pic/AFP
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    A UN System agent fills the cans of the displaced people during a water distribute in a refugees camp of Kidjendi, around Diffa, southeastern Niger. Pic/AFP
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    Migrant and refugee families seat on the floor in the makeshift camp on the Place de la Republique in Mamoudzou, the capital of Mayotte after groups of residents organized several operations of expulsion in various towns since January 2016. Medecins du Monde (Doctors of the World) warned against 'an unprecedented health crisis' in Mayotte, where about 300 people driven from their homes by groups of people are always installed in a square in Mamoudzou in a makeshift camp. Pic/AFP
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    Displaced Iraqi refugees queue next to a medical truck which marks World Refugee Day, at the Salam camp for people displaced from Ramadi and Tikrit, on the outskirts of the capital Baghdad. Pic/AFP
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    People, including asylum seekers and refugees, hold placards as they attend a rally to mark World Refugee Day 2016 in Hong Kong. The number of refugees and others fleeing their homes worldwide has hit a new record, spiking to 65.3 million people by the end of 2015, the United Nations said on June 20. Pic/AFP
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    People hold placards reading 'safe and legal routes' in front of the Pantheon in central Rome during a flashmob organised by Amnesty International in Italy. On World Refugee Day, Amnesty International demands to increase the places available and to accelerate the process of resettlement of refugees in Italy and Europe. Pic/AFP
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    Protestors hold a mock boarder fence during a demonstration in a Barcelona under the slogan, 'open borders, we welcome' in favour of rights for refugees and demanding that European authorities take action to secure safe passage routes for refugees. Pic/AFP
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    Afghan refugees makes a carpet at a small factory in Peshawar. World Refugee Day is marked each year on June 20. Pic/AFP
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The World Refugee Day 2016 was observed by the United Nations on June 20. On the annual event of the day, we take a look at indigenous people, refugees and immigrants who are struggling to find a home

 

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