AP photos: glimpse at refugees, as UN count surges

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A Syrian refugee girl weeps during the visit of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres to Khaldeh, south of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Guterres is visiting Lebanon where he will meet some Syrian refugees and discuss the situation with Lebanese officials. Lebanon, home to 4.5 million people, is struggling to cope with the presence of more than 1 million refugees in desperate need of housing, education and medical care. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
A woman washes clothing at a camp for internally displaced Afghans on World Refugee Day in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June 20, 2014. The plight of millions of refugees everywhere is marked Friday on World Refugee Day. The United Nations refugee agency says that at the end of last year, more than 50 million people have been forced from their homes worldwide, the highest figure of displaced since World War II. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Fatima 7, poses for a photograph at a camp for internally displaced Afghans on World Refugee Day in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June 20, 2014. The plight of millions of refugees everywhere is marked Friday on World Refugee Day. The United Nations refugee agency says that at the end of last year, more than 50 million people have been forced from their homes worldwide, the highest figure of displaced since World War II. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Zarina 6, poses for a photograph at a camp for internally displaced Afghans on World Refugee Day in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June 20, 2014. The plight of millions of refugees everywhere is marked Friday on World Refugee Day. The United Nations refugee agency says that at the end of last year, more than 50 million people have been forced from their homes worldwide, the highest figure of displaced since World War II. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Bosnian Serb man Miodrag Makibic, 55, seriously ill is on oxygen supply in a room inside collective center for refuges, Miodrag is a refugee from Serbia settle down in collective center in Bosnian town of Rogatica, 50 kms east of Sarajevo, on Monday, June 14, 2010. The 1992-1995 conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina displaced some 2.2 million persons, almost half of the population of Bosnia. Difficulties faced by the 113,000 internally displaced people, including some 7,000 living in collective centers, who remain without a solution, over fourteen years after the end of the war. There are more than 15 million refugees in the world according to a new report from the UN refugee agency, June 20 is declared as World Refugee Day. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
Afghan refugees sit at a roadside in a refugee camp situated in slums of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, June 19, 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 living without electricity, running water and other basic services. Pakistan will also observe the World Refugee Day on Friday. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Refugee girls wash their laundry in a stream polluted with sewage from slums of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5, created by the United Nations to stimulate global awareness on environmental issues. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
A baby is passed over a high fence surrounding an aid distribution point, inside a makeshift camp housing an estimated 100,000 displaced people, at Mpoko Airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. The distribution by the World Food Program and the United Nations Refugee Agency began Tuesday and was expected to last 10 days. It is the first aid delivery to reach the camp since Dec. 15, and many families have been lacking food or even rudimentary shelter from the harsh daytime sun and chilly nights. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
A boy carries some of his family's few belongings, as people who had been sleeping in a food distribution area are moved out with the help of French troops, in an informal camp housing an estimated 100,000 displaced people, at Mpoko Airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Food and supplies distribution by the World Food Program and the United Nations Refugee Agency began Tuesday and was expected to last 10 days. It is the first aid delivery to reach the camp since Dec. 15, and many families were lacking food or even rudimentary shelter from the harsh daytime sun and chilly nights. Residents were receiving supplies including rice, cooking oil, tarps, mats, and blankets. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, a Syrian refugee woman hangs laundry at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Majdal Anjar, Lebanon. For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, Syrian refugee Soultana Solaibi, 54, cooks food for her family outside her tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Majdal Anjar, Lebanon. For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, Syrian refugee children play soccer at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Majdal Anjar, Lebanon. For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
In this June 6, 2014 photo, members of "Clowns Without Borders" perform for children at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Chtoura, in Bekaa valley, Lebanon. The children are among the more than 1 million Syrians who have flooded into Lebanon over the past three years, fleeing the violence that has ripped apart their homeland. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Iman, 8 , A Syrian refugee, sits in the Fadaya Camp some 25 miles east of Beirut, Sunday March 9, 2014. Iman fled Hallab, Syria, near Idlib 5 months ago with her three brothers and two sisters. She lives with her parents and six others in a single 20x20 feet tent. Iman is the youngest. She said her family had to leave Syria because it was dangerous and there was not much to eat. She goes to school at the camp, enjoys playing with her friends but wants to go home to Syria soon. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Iman, 8 , A Syrian refugee, sits in the Fadaya Camp some 25 miles east of Beirut, Sunday March 9, 2014. Iman fled Hallab, Syria, near Idlib 5 months ago with her three brothers and two sisters. She lives with her parents and six others in a single 20x20 feet tent. Iman is the youngest. She said her family had to leave Syria because it was dangerous and there was not much to eat. She goes to school at the camp, enjoys playing with her friends but wants to go home to Syria soon. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
A nurse smiles as she checks on one-month-old Ali who went into cardiac arrest after being brought in by emergency personnel to Chtaura's hospital in Chtaura, Lebanon, Monday March 10, 2014. Ali, the son of Syrian refugees living in a nearby camp, was suffering from Bronchitis and stopped breathing. Dr. Maher and Lebanese nurses performed CPR and managed to stabilize the child. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
In this June 6, 2014 photo, Chilean clown Claudio, right, and American clown David Clay, left, members of "Clowns Without Borders," perform for children at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Chtoura, in Bekaa valley, Lebanon. The children are among the more than 1 million Syrians who have flooded into Lebanon over the past three years, fleeing the violence that has ripped apart their homeland. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
An Eritrean boy along with his family asylum seekers sits on the sidewalk in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, June 20, 2014. Since April 29, over 200 Eritrean asylum seekers including women and children living on the streets of Sanaa wait to be resettled to a third country. For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
An Eritrean girl along with her family asylum seekers sits on the sidewalk in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, June 20, 2014. Since April 29, over 200 Eritrean asylum seekers including women and children living on the streets of Sanaa wait to be resettled to a third country. For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
In this Wednesday, June 18, 2014 photo, Palestinian refugee Ibraheem Fayaleh, 80, who witnessed what the Palestinians call the "Nakba," or “catastrophe” referring to their uprooting in the war over Israel's 1948 creation, poses for a picture in Kalandia refugee camp between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah. He was 14 years old when he and 11 other members of his family were forced to leave their village of Saris, and took shelter with his family in Kalandia refugee camp.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Abdel Qarim, 8, sits in his tent in the Fayda Camp, some 25 miles east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday March 10, 2014. He and his mother, four sisters and an older brother escaped Homs, Syria, a year ago after his father was killed. His mother said Abdel's father was arrested, and a month later, discovered he had died in prison. Abdel said, "I remember my dad so well because he always played with me. because I was the youngest." His emotional scars were compounded when one day, he and his friends came across what his mother calls the site where a massacre took place. "I was on my way home from school. I remember seeing lots of people crying and shouting, everyone looked very upset. " Abdel is a nervous child, who constantly rubs his hands over his thighs when he is sitting. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Eritrean asylum seekers hang out on the sidewalk in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, June 20, 2014. Since April 29, over 200 Eritrean asylum seekers including women and children living on the streets of Sanaa wait to be resettled to a third country. For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Eritrean asylum seekers hang out on the sidewalk in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, June 20, 2014. Since April 29, over 200 Eritrean asylum seekers including women and children living on the streets of Sanaa wait to be resettled to a third country. For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Eritrean asylum seekers eat lunch together on the sidewalk in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, June 20, 2014. Since April 29, over 200 Eritrean asylum seekers including women and children living on the streets of Sanaa wait to be resettled to a third country. For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
In this Monday, June 16, 2014 photo, Palestinian refugee Shaher Alkhateeb, 73, who witnessed what the Palestinians call the "Nakba," or “catastrophe” referring to their uprooting in the war over Israel's 1948 creation, poses for a picture in front of a wall painted with a mural depicting a prisoner jailed in Israel, in Kalandia refugee camp, between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah. Alkhateeb was 6 years old when he and other 7 members of his family were forced to leave their village of Al-Burj, near the central Israeli town of Ramla and took shelter with his family in the Kalandia refugee camp. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Aryam, 8, walks through the Fadaya Camp some 25 miles east of Beirut, Sunday March 9, 2014. She and her family fled Idlib, Syria in a bus . The journey took more than 12 hours. There was shooting and violence along the way and it was a very frightening journey she said. When they lived at home in Homs there were lots of bombings and shootings. Aryam ,her mom , five brothers and a sister came to Lebanon six months ago. Since she's been in Lebanon, Aryam used to enjoy playing with her friends before the war in Syria but now she won't leave her mothers side. She even refuses to go to school. shell shout and cry if she can't find her mom, and won't sleep without her. Her mother is the only security she knows. Aryam has an older brother who stayed behind in Syria, "I miss him very much," she said.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Yammama, 4, is held by a relative in the Fadaya Camp some 25 miles east of Beirut, Sunday March 9, 2014. She,her mother and three sisters fled from Homs , Syria, two years ago. Yammama's mother didn't want her daughters to grow up in a warzone. Yammama's father still works in Syria. Yammama knows no other life than war time Syria - she was one when the war started.. Yammama has frequent nightmares.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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Women and children seeking asylum from Eritrea sit along a sidewalk in Sanaa, Yemen. Syrian refugee children play soccer at a camp in Lebanon. Iraqis fleeing violence in the city of Mosul carry their belongings as they arrive at a refugee camp north of Baghdad.

For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

Here's a look at the lives of displaced people in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.

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