Over half a million Afghans fled their homes in the first half of 2013 under threat by the Taliban. Many live as refugees in their own country. Afghan children, of whom 40 percent are undernourished, often receive schooling outdoors, and only weather permitting -- like these pupils here in Jalalabad, near the Pakistani border. They work in a nearby brick factory.
Afghan schoolchildren take lessons in an open classroom at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province on December 1, 2013. Afghanistan has had only rare moments of peace over the past 30 years, its education system being undermined by the Soviet invasion of 1979, a civil war in the 1990s and five years of Taliban rule. (Noorullah Shirzada / AFP / Getty Images)
A Syrian girl holds a younger child in a refugee camp in northern Iraq. Some 2 million Syrian children are in need of assistance. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC...I remember when Syria took in the Iraq refugees, now the tables are turned. When is this going to STOP!!!>>>8/2013