Here is a glimpse of refugees living in desolation around the globe
About 2.7 million Afghans are refugees abroad, primarily in Pakistan and Iran
More than one lakh Sri Lankan Tamil refugees live on low rations in dingy camps
Alaska is increasingly being affected by erosion and melting permafrost. Residents will soon be relocated to more stable ground.
Desertification has threatened the livelihoods of people in northern Africa.
A woman, who escaped from the Lebanese village of Yaroun, very close to the border with Israel, after two weeks of being bombed by Israeli forces.
The fate of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh looks as precarious as their makeshift shelters.
Most of the Lhotshampas refugees, were resettled in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and other European countries.
Tibetan refugees in Bhodnath, Nepal. The Tibetan refugees were devout Buddhists who felt they were persecuted for their religious beliefs by the Chinese after the 'liberation' of Tibet in 1959.
Refugees from Papua New Guinea have been seeking asylum in Australia and New Zealand.