...in the shoes of a child refugee
Half of all the world’s refugees are children. They are travelling hundreds of miles to find safety from violence, warfare and disaster, and their journey will expose them to extreme risk of exploitation and trafficking
. Worse still, 300,000 of them are facing these dangers alone, having lost, or been separated from, their families.
When you Walk a Mile in the shoes of a child refugee
please think what it is like to lose everything – your home, your friends, to see your school closed or destroyed in conflict, maybe even lose your family in the chaos, or to bombs and bullets – all the parts of a young life that make you feel safe and comforted.
And then imagine setting out on the most dangerous journey of your life - across countries and borders, into camps, wondering where the next meal or helping hand might come from, never knowing what the next stage of travel will bring or who you can trust. All the time wondering about home and your family, traumatised by the violence and devastation that forced you to flee in the first place.
Find out more about the child refugee crisis
and our work
protecting children along the world’s key migrant routes.