Refugee & Migrant Crisis

UNICEF - Serbia November 2015 - UNICEF/SERA2015-00006/Georgiev

The world is facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II, with millions of families forced to flee their homes due to conflict and persecution in countries like Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Amid this crisis, children are the most vulnerable of all. Every one of them is in need of protection and entitled to the rights guaranteed under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


WHO / A.Shpigunov

Two-thirds of unimmunized children live in conflict-affected countries

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 22 April 2016 – Almost two-thirds of children who have not been immunized with basic vaccines live in countries that are either partially or entirely affected by conflict.

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