‘Uprooted’: 1 in 200 Children in the World Is a Refugee

Photo Credit: Global Aid Network
Photo Credit: Global Aid Network

(Evangelical Focus) There are 50 million “uprooted” children in the world. This is the main idea a new study by UNICEF has made public this week: “Uprooted: The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children.”

These are some of the main findings:

– 31 million children live outside their country of birth, including 11 million child refugees and asylum-seekers.

– In 2015, just two countries—Syria and Afghanistan—accounted for nearly half of all child refugees under UNHCR’s mandate; about three-quarters of all child refugees under UNHCR’s mandate came from only 10 countries.

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