Every child has a story to tell…
There are 68.5 million forcibly displaced people in the world today. 25.4 million are refugees and more than half of these are children. Millions more children have migrated because of natural disasters, climate change and poverty and an estimated 36 million young people under 19 now live outside their country of origin. In 2017 more than 20,000 unaccompanied children sought asylum in Europe, while 40,000 unaccompanied children, most fleeing violence in Central America, tried to enter the United States.
Why are children fleeing their homes? What is it like to be bombed in Syria, threatened with kidnap and murder in El Salvador, or flee forced prostitution in West Africa? How do they manage these journeys? What happens if you are kidnapped in Libya? How do you get in a rubber boat to cross an ocean when you have never seen the sea before? Live in a refugee camp in Northern Greece or a shelter in southern Mexico? How do you smuggle yourself across the Italian Border? What do these children hope for their future?
On this website children from the Middle East, South East Asia, West Africa, East Africa, and Central America tell their stories and give you their own answers, in words and pictures. They are now living or travelling through Greece, France, Italy and the UK, or moving from Central America to Mexico and the United States.