UNICEF Photography

Photo of the Week
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20 June 2016

Italy, 2016: Refugee and migrant children are taking dangerous routes and face heightened risk of abuse, exploitation and trafficking as they flee to Europe to escape persecution and hardship. “We risked our lives to come here. We crossed a sea,” Mohammad (left), 17, now in Sicily, said. “We do it, or we die.” He and six other Gambian boys waiting for a boat to take them from Libya to Italy named themselves the ‘Do it or die’ crew to reflect their determination to reach safety.

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