On this World Refugee Day, take a look at the faces and homes of those fleeing war, persecution, and natural disaster.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on June 20, 2017, at 1:05 p.m. ET
A girl wears thanakha powder on her face in a Rohingya refugee camp outside Kyaukpyu, Myanmar, on May 17, 2017.
Refugees and migrants wait to be rescued from a small wooden boat on May 18, 2017, off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy.
Hibeh, center in wheelchair, a Syrian refugee child from Aleppo, performs accompanied by other children during a celebratory ceremony in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey, on March 20, 2017.
Alfred Wani and his wife Kassa pose for a formal photo on the plot of land they were allocated by the Ugandan government for their resettlement on April 7, 2017.
An Afghan mother of three swaddles her four-month-old daughter, born in the camp where around 700 refugees, mainly from Afghanistan, wait their fate, on May 11, 2017 at Malakassa refugee camp, some 50km north of Athens.
Muhamed from Iraq plays on the rail tracks close to the refugee camp in Gevgelija on Feb. 12, 2017, near the Greek-Macedonian border where he and his family have been staying for the past 11 months.
South Sudanese refugee Betty Sakala, from Central Equatoria state, laughs after being shown a photo of her daughter Mary, 2 months, as she waits to have Mary examined at a mobile health clinic run by the International Rescue Committee, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, on June 5, 2017.
Syrian refugee Baraa Haj Khalaf (left) and her daughter are greeted by her brother and mother after arriving on a flight from Istanbul, Turkey, at O'Hare Airport on Feb. 7, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. Khalaf had spent the last five years in a refugee camp in Turkey. Her trip to the United States, with her husband and young daughter, was recently suspended after President Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping Syrian refugees from entering the U.S.
A displaced Iraqi woman and children are transported in a cart as the battle between the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service and Islamic State militants continues nearby, in western Mosul, Iraq, on April 23, 2017.
Refugees and migrants are seen on board the Migrant Offshore Aid Station vessel on May 25, 2017, off Lampedusa, Italy.
A Rohingya refugee family pose for photograph inside of their refugee camp on Feb. 12, 2017, in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Muhammad Rofiq, have been in refugee camp for six years and are not able to legally work while waiting for registration and resettlement.
Refugees who fled fighting in neighboring Myanmar use a mobile phone in the house of a relative in the village of Baiyan, China, on March 11, 2017.
Asmot Ara, 18, holds her seven-day-old unnamed daughter as she poses for a photograph inside their shelter in Balukhali refugee camp, in Coxís Bazar, Bangladesh, on Feb. 8, 2017. Asmot Ara said she came to the camp one month ago with neighbors from Nagpura village in Myanmar after her father-in-law was killed and their home burnt down by the Myanmar military.
Laundry of Syrian refugees is covered with snow while hung on a fence at the refugee camp of Ritsona, about 53 miles north of Athens, on Jan. 10, 2017. The European Commission said conditions for refugees on islands and other camps where they are housed in tents despite severe cold weather, is "untenable."
A Rohingya refugee boy stands in a queue to collect relief supplies after being affected by Cyclone Mora, at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Coxís Bazar, Bangladesh, on May 31, 2017.
Refugees who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul due to the fighting between government forces and ISIS, queue for heating fuel at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakeh province, on Jan. 29, 2017.
Refugees and migrants are seen swimming and yelling for assistance from crew members from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station vessel after a wooden boat bound for Italy carrying more than 500 people capsized, on May 24, 2017, off Lampedusa, Italy.
A migrant man walks past graffiti reading, "I just want to be home," on a building in Belgrade, Serbia, on Feb. 22, 2017. Migrants on a journey to Western Europe, mostly from war-torn Afghanistan and the Kashmir region of Pakistan, take shelter in the abandoned building.
Members of the Italian Red Cross prepare coffins for the 34 migrants that died at sea on May 24, 2017, after a Migrant Offshore Aid Station vessel disembarked more than 600 people in Crotone, Italy.
A tombstone at the grave of Rania Ayman Yaldani lies among graves that, according to the cemetery caretaker, are the graves of migrants who died while trying to reach Italy on the island of Sicily, on May 24, 2017, in Augusta, Italy. Approximately a dozen bodies of migrants lie in the cemetery, some identified, others simply marked as "unidentified."
A woman claiming to be from Yemen wipes tears from her eyes as she is told by Canadian police not to enter the U.S.-Canada border into Hemmingford, Quebec, on Feb. 22, 2017. The woman crossed the border despite being told not to and was then arrested.
Somali refugees who survived an attack on a boat off Yemen's coast in the Red Sea, hug each other as they sit at a detention center in the Houthi-held port of Hodeidah, Yemen, on March 22, 2017.
A woman who told police that she and her family were from Sudan is taken into custody by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers after arriving by taxi and walking across the U.S.-Canada border into Hemmingford, Quebec, on Feb. 12, 2017.
A banner reading, "Home is where your mom is," is attached to a tree as stranded Syrian refugee children walk through a snowstorm at a refugee camp north of Athens, Greece, on Jan. 10, 2017.
A Yazidi refugee from Kurdistan laughs as he learns the sport of curling at the Royal Canadian Curling Club, during an event in Toronto on March 15, 2017.
A girl stands before a photo of the marble Hellenistic sculpture, Victory of Samothrace, during a protest of refugees and migrants, most of them Afghans, at the premises of the refugee camp at the old Hellenikon airport in Athens, Greece, on Feb. 6, 2017.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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