This World Refugee Day, Your Support Is Needed More Than Ever

Today, for the first time on record, the number of people forced to flee conflict and persecution has reached 100 million. New waves of violence or protracted conflict across the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Nigeria and Afghanistan have contributed to this unprecedented global refugee crisis. 

In Ukraine alone, relentless bombardment has forced nearly 7 million people to flee the country since the start of the war — around half of them children. Sadly, we are facing the fastest and largest displacement of people in Europe since World War II.

Save the Children works tirelessly to provide refugees with lifesaving aid, improve access to education and quality health care, and protect children from exploitation. For World Refugee Day, you can help refugee children around the world, in the hardest-to-reach places.

Provy's Story: Life as a Refugee

12-year old Provy* was just two year's old when she and her pregnant mother were forced from their home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Provy’s father had been killed by rebels in the DRC and the family feared for their safety. 

Today, she lives in the Kyangwali refugee settlement in Uganda and attends a Save the Children-supported school. She enjoys singing and dancing with new friends. She dreams of becoming a nurse when she grows up.

Refugee children like Provy face many challenges. The conflict they have witnessed can have a lasting impact, resulting in a range of mental health and psychosocial problems. Children under extreme stress may also show aggression and withdrawal in their behavior with peers and family members.

However, children in conflict also show remarkable resilience and can recover if appropriate support is provided. That's why Save the Children works tirelessly to support children in conflict, refugee children and all children.

6 Questions About World Refugee Day

Other Ways to Help Children on World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day and throughout the year, there are so many ways you can help refugee children around the world. 

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* Name changed for protection.


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