Half the World’s Displaced Are Children
They’re being driven far from home. Migrants are flocking away from war-torn regions in staggering numbers, and a whopping 30 million children are among the world’s 60 million displaced — the highest rate since World War II. Many live in refugee camps or on the run, enduring hardships like cold, hunger and menial labor. Deprived of educations and stable family lives, they’re being stripped of a sense of childhood security, which leaves them vulnerable to depression and PTSD while burdening them with their communities’ hopes for the future.