Refugee and Migrant Crisis
Refugee & Migrant Children at Risk
50 million children with nowhere to call home. That’s ten times the population of Ireland – more than at any other time in history. It is a crisis of global proportions and it is destroying children’s lives.
Made homeless and stateless by crises they didn’t create refugee and migrant children face terrible dangers in their desperate scramble to safety. These children are fleeing truly dreadful circumstances. Poverty, violence, exploitation, natural disaster and war. Many of these children are alone. They are frightened, exhausted and desperate.
Many are hungry, cold and scared for their lives. These children may be refugees, internally displaced or migrants. But first and foremost, they are children – no matter where they come from, who they are, without exception. Every one of them is seeking a different life than the one they left behind. Like every child, they just want to be safe and happy.