Near the Iraqi/Jordanian border, key leaders from Coalition Forces, the Iraqi Government and the United Nations met to figure out the fate of a growing number of Iraqis of Palestinian heritage who fled their homes in Baghdad in recent weeks, seeking asylum from the violence there. More than 150 men, women and children tried to cross into Jordan to escape violence and persecution in their home of Baghdad, but were thwarted by Jordanian border officials who refused their passage across, according to Shihab Ahmed Taha, a refugee at the camp with his wife and three children. With help from the Iraqi Red Crescent, a group similar to the American Red Cross, a camp was set up for the refugees, complete with tents, food, water and medical supplies. Here, a young Iraqi girl watches Marines and U.N. personnel survey the refugee camp April 17, 2006, near the Iraqi-Jordanian border.
A close-up view of the Za'atri camp in Jordan for Syrian refugees as seen on July 18, 2013, from a helicopter carrying U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
Besam Kazah collects food and blankets from donors for refugees, many of whom are friends or colleagues. He says many women who come to him for help have several children and no one to support them, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Sept. 4, 2013.
A young brother and sister get ready to board a bus to take them to Rwamwanja refugee settlement in southwest Uganda. These two are with their family, but the Ugandan Red Cross Society provides support to unaccompanied children, and helps to re-unite them with their families if they've become separated on the journey from DRC. Picture: Andy Wheatley/DFID
DFID - UK Department for International Development International Development Minister Desmond Swayne visits Jordan Desmond Swayne is briefed by UNICEF on water pumping for Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan.
Construction of staff accomodation and a police station in Rwamwanja. Over 120 NGO, UN and Ugandan government personnel are currently living in the settlement. The police station will help provide security for the 36000 refugees as well as for the local host population. Picture: Andy Wheatley/DFID
DFID - UK Department for International Development International Development Minister Desmond Swayne visits Jordan DFID Minister of State Desmond Swayne talking with a Syrian refugee in Camp Azraq, Jordan.
More details An 'informal tented settlement' in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. The mountains in the background form the border with Syria, just a few miles away. Millions of Syrian children face their worst winter yet as worsening weather and crowded refugee camps create the ideal conditions for the spread of life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia. The UK will provide winter tents, warm clothing and heaters as part of an allocation of nearly £90 million to help hundreds of thousands of Syrians, especially children, cope with the onset of winter. There are over 800,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon now - 400,000 of whom are children. For full details on how the UK is helping people affected by the conflict in Syria, please see: www.gov.uk/government/news/syria-the-latest-updates-on-uk... Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development
Arbeitsbesuch Libanon, Vizekanzler Michael Spindelegger besucht im Rahmen seiner Nahost-Reise das Flüchtlingslager Delhamieh welches von der Caritas verwaltet wird. Libanon, 13.04.2013, Foto: Dragan Tatic
This house has piped water supply. The tap can be seen to the left. The used water is directed out under the gate where it flows into the drainage channel flowing outside. (Photo: Nov. 2009, N. Khawaja, Herat)