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28 Million Children Displaced By Conflicts Worldwide – UNICEF

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A UNICEF report released on Wednesday indicated that more than 28 million children have been driven out of their homes by conflicts and violence worldwide.

It said in a report released in New York that the figure includes 10 million child refugees and 17 million internally displaced children.
The UNICEF report found that a total of 50 million children are either refugees, internally displaced inside their countries or migrants in search of a better life abroad due to gang violence and poverty.
UNICEF urges countries in the report to look at underage refugees and migrants as children “first and foremost,” who are especially vulnerable to violence and exploitation.
It noted that children made up about half of the world’s refugees seeking shelter abroad in 2015, with 45 per cent of child refugees under the UN’s care coming from Syria and Afghanistan.
The number of children travelling alone rose to 100,000 in 2015 – a three-fold increase from 2014.
“These unaccompanied minors, who are in heightened risk of abuse and exploitation, applied for asylum in 78 countries in 2015.
“About 20 million of them have been classified as child migrants who left their homes because of poverty and gang violence, often traveling without legal documents and lacking legal status.’’ it said.
                              
Source:NAN

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