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According to an Unicef report Uprooted :The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children, about fifty million children around the globe have been uprooted from their homes, including twenty-eight million that are displaced by violent conflict. They are all in need of assistance and critical services.

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An estimated ten million children have fled their countries due to conflicts and other crises, one million are asylum seekers and another seventeen million have been internally displaced. The report also found that an additional twenty million child migrants have left their countries of birth for reasons such as extreme poverty and gang violence, and that more and more children are crossing borders on their own.

“These children may be refugees, internally displaced or migrants, but first and foremost, they are children: no matter where they come from, whoever they are, and without exception.

Children do not bear any responsibility for the bombs and bullets, the gang violence, persecution, the shriveled crops and low family wages driving them from their homes. They are, however, always the first to be affected by war, conflict, climate change and poverty.

Children in these contexts are among the most vulnerable people on earth and this vulnerability is only getting worse. The number of child refugees under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) mandate has more than doubled in just 10 years – this shocking statistic is simply unacceptable.”

No child should have to go through such a life. Uprooted :The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children is the first comprehensive report on the topic of the world’s displaced children. You can read the full report here.

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“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

  • Frederick Douglass

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