Imagine grabbing a few of your belongings and fleeing from your home to save your life and family.
According to the UNHCR, this is now a reality for over 50 million people, the highest number of refugees on earth since WWII. Over the past decade, I’ve seen people in makeshift homes, IDP camps and sleeping rough. Even getting enough water to wash and drink can be a challenge for refugees. Despite the daily indignities, I’ve noticed the human spirit strive to adapt and find joy in difficult circumstances. As we mark World Refugee Day today, I’ve put together a collection of my images of individuals who have fled from North Korea, Nepal, Palestine, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Iran, and Sudan.