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Exhibition to 'highlight the plight of refugees'

Shugna, holding their daughter Kawila, and Marjee sit in their house in Umerkot District, Sindh province, Pakistan, April 10, 2013. Credit: Shiho Fukada/Panos Pictures/The IRC

An exhibition showingworld's worst humanitarian disasters opens at St Martin in the Fields today tomark World Refugee Day.

The show highlights the plight of families caught up in conflicts such as the war in Syria and refugees who had to flee natural disasters such as the flooding in Pakistan.

Muna, a Syrian refugee living in Mafraq, Jordan. She fled her home in Hamidiyeh in Homs province with her children in the summer of 2012. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos Pictures/The IRC

Refugees tell their stories in new exhibition

Mathieu fled Burundi in 1972 and returned in 2008 Credit: Chris de Bode/Panos/ The IRC

A new exhibition featuring portraits of refugees who were forced to flee their homes is to open in St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square.

"On Solid Ground" was commissioned by the International Rescue Committee.

Rachel in Bulengo displacement camp, North Kivu, Eastern Congo. Credit: Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures/The IRC