Germany hosts a conference focusing on what can be done to help countries affected by the mass exodus of refugees from Syria in Berlin on October 28. Over two million people have fled across the Syrian border to neighbouring states. In particular Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq have been hardest hit by the flood of refugees.
Armed conflicts, natural disasters and migration have resulted in hundreds of thousands of people around the world going missing. Each missing person leaves behind loved ones in anguish not knowing what happened.
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the recent fighting in Ninawa Province, including Sinjar and other areas close to the cities of Mosul, Dohuk and Kirkuk in northern Iraq.
Some of them are from religious minorities such as the Yazidis, who sought refuge in Sinjar Mountain after fleeing their homes.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling for the killing in Gaza to stop now. "The human cost in Gaza is too high. Too many people are being killed and wounded including children, women, men and the elderly. They are being damaged in their bodies and in their minds," says ICRC's Head of Operations for the Middle East, Robert Mardini.
Michael Greub, head of the sub-delegation in Misrata, Libya was killed on Wednesday 4th June 2014 in the city of Sirte. Armed men opened fire on his vehicle as he left a meeting at around noon local time.