There are now 82 million forcibly displaced people around the World – more than at any time in modern history.
Refugees are people who have fled war, violence, conflict or persecution and have crossed an international border to find safety in another country.
Refugee populations consist of people who are terrified, flee with little more than the clothes on their back and are away from familiar surroundings.
A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.
There can be instances of exploitation at the hands of enforcement officials, citizens of the host country, and even United Nations peacekeepers.
Children formed 51% of Refugees in 2015 and most of them were separated from their parents or travelling alone.
Tens of millions of children across the globe, have been uprooted by conflict or crisis, forced to flee violence or extreme poverty or both.
Some children have known nothing but war.
86% of the Refugees under UNHCR’s mandate in 2015 were in low- and middle-income countries that themselves are close to situations of conflict.