People often say that children are resilient. But for 82.4 million children in the world who have been forced to leave their homes, the long-term impacts are often devastating.
The health and well-being measures of refugee children are falling. They don’t have access to good food or clean water and they’re missing out on pivotal life-building experiences like play and education.
And worryingly, they’re increasingly unsafe as they seek refuge in places with high instability and lack of appropriate shelter away from the elements. Here are five of the biggest concerns for refugee children that you need to know about.