Trucks were piled high with household items as Libya refugees crossed the border into Tunisia seeking safety from an escalation in random bombings.
The Kyrgyzstan riots that ethnically cleansed the city of Osh of much of its Uzbek population could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. The interim government blames ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, and says the situation is improving.
Some displaced people are eager to return to Swat – as the government is urging – but ongoing militant attacks have given others pause.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates 67 million displaced people worldwide in 2007, a result of war, poverty, and climate change.