World Refugee Day

June 20, 2018 

Conflict around the world continues to displace children of all ages, whose very childhoods are at risk of ending too soon. Places that used to be home and hearth are now distant memories for these children and families. In fact, 25 million refugees have been forced to flee, leaving everything behind to escape conflict. Over half of them are children.

Child refugees have no place to call home. They live in constant fear, uncertainly and instability. Where will their next meal come from? Where will they sleep? Basics like a full tummy and going to school are distant memories... and they only laugh, play and sleep with their favorite blankets in their dreams.

Save the Children is committed to helping the world's refugee children, regardless of ethnicity, religion or any other factor. While the conflict in Syria has demanded urgent global support – we mustn't overlook the staggering needs in other countries. Egypt. Ethiopia. Kenya. Lebanon. South Sudan. Uganda. Places that used to be home to millions of children forced to escape conflict, oppression and poverty.

Donate to the Child Refugee Crisis Relief Fund so refugee children can have the future every child deserves. 

The End of Childhood?

Children should run and play – not run for their lives. But at least 240 million children live in countries affected by conflict and fragility. In our 2018 End of Childhood Report: The Many Faces of Exclusion, we identify eight ways children around the world are missing out on childhood – including being forced to flee from home. LEARN MORE


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