Right now, across the world, millions of children are caught up in conflicts they played no part in creating. Children make up more than half of the world's 22.5 million refugees from countries like Syria, South Sudan, Yemen, Uganda, and Bangladesh. Many have known nothing but war, deprivation and fear. They aren't in school and often struggle to find the basic essentials - their lives and futures at risk.
1 in 5 of the world's children live in conflict zones, and huge numbers have left their homes seeking safety. Child refugees face increased risks of violence, abuse, and various forms of exploitation both during their journey and once they reach their destination. Now with the addition of the global pandemic, children are facing increased school closings and most of these already vulnerable children do not not have the option of remote learning.
Thanks to generous supporters like you, Save the Children is there for children in the countries they are fleeing, while they're on the move, and when they arrive and need to settle safely. We're doing whatever it takes to end the war on childhood - so all the world's children have a future. We're working nonstop to ensure children are safe, cared for and learning.
Save the Children does whatever it takes to ensure refugee children grow up healthy, educated and safe. We work nonstop supporting refugee girls and boys, helping them survive, and thrive. Whether in camps, on the move or in host communities, our caring staff provides lifesaving services and supplies. We're tending to children's physical and emotional needs. And we're setting up safe places for children in crisis to learn and play, critical for child development.
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