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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