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  • Mujibur Rahman lives with a rare form of bone cancer doctors say is too advanced to cure. The 10-year-old Rohingya refugee previously used a wheelchair, but has become more active after starting treatment to help with his pain
  • Mujibur Rahman lives with a rare form of bone cancer doctors say is too advanced to cure. The 10-year-old Rohingya refugee previously used a wheelchair, but has become more active after starting treatment to help with his pain
  • Khaleda, 18, tends to her younger sister Sanjida, 16, who was almost completely paralysed after contracting meningitis in Myanmar. Sanjida has regained limited movement after being treated for pain symptoms in the Rohingya refugee camps
  • Khaleda, 18, tends to her younger sister Sanjida, 16, who was almost completely paralysed after contracting meningitis in Myanmar. Sanjida has regained limited movement after being treated for pain symptoms in the Rohingya refugee camps
  • Gul Hazar had a tumour removed after Farzana Khan’s palliative care team found her and referred the 45-year-old breast cancer patient to a field hospital in the refugee settlements
  • Map of Syrian refugee and displacement numbers by country
  • IRIN News Annual Report 2016
  • Aerial view of tyre tracks and footprints in the desert
    On the left, tyre tracks left from vehicles that carry migrants who have enough money to pay for the 2-hour drive. On the right, footprints marking the path that migrants took on the long walk from Obock to the Red Sea departure point
  • An aerial view of a desert road with little in the distance
    The route from Obock to the Red Sea coast where migrants depart to Yemen
  • An aerial view straight down onto a truck in the desert
    The route from Obock to the Red Sea coast where migrants depart to Yemen
  • A man walks away from camera down an outstretched road in a desert scene
    Not everyone reaches their destination. Zaro Hailyu, 28, walked for 15 days from his home in Eastern Ethiopia to Obock, hoping to cross into Yemen and Saudi Arabia, but he ran out of money
  • A view between two long rows of identical white box shelters
    New prefabricated shelters, all of them outfitted with air conditioning, but they are not yet connected to electricity, and they remain unoccupied
  • A group of men sit and lay on the floor inside a large tent with UNHCR branding and nets
    24-year-old Muhamad Ali Sakaf, from the city of Taiz, in the red shirt, arrived two nights before without knowing what was next. “For the moment, we don’t know. We are settled, we just arrived,” he said
  • A man holds up a photo of life in Aden, during better times, long before the war
    Ali Aman, 65, has been waiting for nearly two years in Markazi refugee camp in the hopes of finding resettlement elsewhere
  • A sandy, arid scene with trees in the background and mixed material buried in the foreground
    Here, an unmarked grave marks the spot where a migrant perished of thirst while making the journey in 2015
  • A trail of human footprints that stretches into the horizon marks the spot where hundreds of migrants walk, across the dry desert planes from Obock to Gahere Beach
    A trail of human footprints that stretches into the horizon marks the spot where hundreds of migrants walk, across the dry desert planes from Obock to Gahere Beach
  • A trail of human footprints that stretches into the horizon marks the spot where hundreds of migrants walk, across the dry desert planes from Obock to Gahere Beach
    A trail of human footprints that stretches into the horizon marks the spot where hundreds of migrants walk, across the dry desert planes from Obock to Gahere Beach
  • The beach is littered with the detritus. Flip-flops, plastic bottles, bras, wallets, belts, backpacks, rotted yellow jerry cans, empty medicine tablets, and more
    The beach is littered with the detritus. Flip-flops, plastic bottles, bras, wallets, belts, backpacks, rotted yellow jerry cans, empty medicine tablets, and more
  • A shoe left on Gahere Beach
    A shoe left on Gahere Beach
  • A work identification card from Ethiopia, partially ripped. No name was visible
    A work identification card from Ethiopia, partially ripped. No name was visible
  • A pair of shoes left behind on Gahere Beach
    A pair of shoes left behind on Gahere Beach
  • Rubbish on sand
    The final spot where migrants board boats is crowded with the detritus of what they left behind
  • Debris on sand
    Many migrants also board vessels from Tiir, another beach approximately 10 kilometers South of Gahere. The area has historically been used for military exercises, and UXOs like this shell, litter the area
  • Many migrants also board vessels from Tiir, another beach approximately 10 kilometers South of Gahere. The area has historically been used for military exercises, and UXOs like this shell, litter the area

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