The sun rises over the main street in Domiz refugee camp, northern Iraq, home to over 40,000 refugees from Syria.
The majority of Syrian refugees don’t live in camps, but in towns and cities across the Middle East.
Around 6.5 million people are displaced within Syria.
Sectarian violence in the Central African Republic has forced an estimated one million people from their homes.
Around 2.5 million people—more than half the country’s population—are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Central African Republic.
2014 also saw renewed fighting in South Sudan.
The South Sudan war has left 3.7 million facing starvation.
Despite an uneasy peace and political changes in Somalia, more than 2 million Somalis remain displaced, fleeing fighting and hunger.
Ongoing fighting between rebels and government troops continues to force people from their homes in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Only about one percent of refugees have the opportunity to be resettled in a third country, such as the United States, Australia or Scandinavia.
Matt Tucker is the UK picture editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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