June 27th, 2011
10:50 AM ET

Number of Afghanistan refugees has doubled

They are the faces of civilians caught in the crossfire in Afghanistan. Facing internal conflict, the number of people fleeing their homes in Afghanistan has more than doubled compared to this time last year, says Refugees International, an advocacy group for displaced persons.

"In the first five months of 2011, we have more than 91,000 people fleeing their homes. And this is in comparison to last year at the same time period when there was 42,000," Refugees International advocate Lynn Yoshikawa said. FULL POST

April 6th, 2010
02:34 PM ET

Photo spotlight: Faces in Jalozai Refugee camp

Jalozai Refugee camp, outside of Peshawar, is one of the largest refugee camps in Pakistan. I recently visited the overcrowded camp, meeting refugees who fled fighting in Pakistan's tribal area. While there, I photographed some of the more than 100,000 people who are now taking shelter in the camp.