To date, nearly 50 million children worldwide have lost shelter as a result of military conflicts and poverty in their home countries. This is stated in the latest report, published on the UNICEF website.
“Around the globe, about 50 million children have been left homeless and 28 million of them displaced from their homes as a result of conflicts not their own, and millions have become refugees, hoping to find a better, more secure life”, – is told in the message.
“Often traumatized by conflict and violence, the children run and faced with a new danger on the way, including the risk to die at sea, dying of hunger or dehydration, risk of trafficking, abduction, rape and even murder. In the countries through which the children have to migrate, they often face xenophobia and discrimination,” the report said.
According to UNICEF, children make up a disproportionate percentage of the world’s refugees: in General, they account for a third of the total population, their number is about half of all refugees.
28 million children have been forced to leave their homeland due to military conflicts, including 10 million received the status of refugees, 1 million have the status of asylum-seekers and about 17 million children are internally displaced, who have not left the borders of their country.
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