The Time to Advocate for Refugees Is Now

Today, conflicts around the world continue to displace children of all ages. The dangers inherent to child refugees and internally displaced children put them at risk every day.  In conflict, everything is on the table – death, injury, sexual violence, protection risks.  Children are terrified. They are hearing explosions, they are being asked to flee with just the clothes on their backs. The risk to their mental health and potential for long-term trauma cannot be underestimated.

Save the Children is an organization that helps refugees and an outspoken champion for every last child. Together with our political advocacy arm, Save the Children Action Network, we work to ensure children’s voices are heard, their rights are realized and their issues are given top priority.

With the world's focus on Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan and too many other growing refugee crises, it's more important that we advocate for refugees and children displaced by conflict. Learn more about refugee advocacy by visiting  Save the Children Advocacy Network (SCAN) and help secure a brighter future for children.

How to Advocate for Refugees

Learn more about the issues facing refugees and children displaced by conflict — and what you can do to become an advocate for asylum advocacy.

Advocate for the Future of Children in Ukraine

It's been one year since conflict escalated in Ukraine — and every child there is still in grave danger. 

A war is being waged on not just their country, but their futures.  

Those that haven't lost their lives have lost their homes, schools and loved ones, suffering displacement and unimaginable distress. 

Children around the world are facing life's biggest battles.  

They've been orphaned. They've witnessed unspeakable violence. They've even seen death.  And yet, less than a penny of each dollar spent on global health funding goes toward mental health support. 

It's not enough — and kids need more.  Send a message: We must pass the MINDS Act so they can heal and thrive. 

Advocate for children's mental health

Today, a record number of children – 1 in 6 – are living in war zones around the world. Children in Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan and around the world are facing unimaginable mental and physical trauma than ever before. And due to the pandemic, global levels of poverty are on the rise while mental health is declining – especially amongst kids.

Advocate for refugee children and displaced children around the world by joining our political advocacy arm — Save the Children Advocacy Network's —  efforts. Send a message to your members of Congress: pass the MINDS Act to help at-risk kids heal and grow. 

Advocate to increase foreign aid funding for refugee children

In Bangladesh, a girl and boy sit together.

The United States recently helped thousands of Afghan children and families fleeing violence. Many are now seeking to build new lives in our country.  

For those who have already arrived safely on U.S. soil, their journeys are far from over. It is our duty to provide them with reliable humanitarian assistance – halting deportations of these refugees, expediting family reunification, securing safe housing, and providing access to legal and case management services. 

Join our political advocacy - Save the Children Action Network's - refugee and asylum advocacy efforts by sending a message to Congress: We must increase foreign aid funding for displaced kids and families who desperately need support.


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