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Millions of children around the globe displaced from their home

UNICEF Report shows shocking number of children around the globe who forcibly displaced from their home countries by war, violence or persecution.

Almost 50 million children throughout the globe have been driven from their homes by violent conflict with nearly as many abandoning their homes in search of a better life. The report further found that 10 million out of 28 million, those children were displaced by violence and conflict, are child refugees.

Children make up about a third of the world’s population of 2015, they accounted for nearly half of all refugees, with the number of child refugees having doubled in the last decade. Children are also increasingly crossing borders on their own: more than 100,000 unaccompanied minors applied for asylum in 78 countries last year, tripling 2014’s numbers.

The report said 45 per cent of the children refugees came from just two countries: Syria and Afghanistan.

Refugee and migrant children face a host of risks including drowning during sea crossings, malnourishment, dehydration, kidnapping, rape and murder. When they arrive in other countries they often face discriminations and xenophobia, the report stated.

Showing his concern UNICEF Director, Ted Chaiban, said “What’s important is that these children on the move are children. And they should be treated as children. They deserve to be protected. They need access to services, such as education.”

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