The game

18 May 2017
Boy playing with a football ball
UNICEF/2017

Europe, 18 May 2017 – Each day, an untold number of unaccompanied child asylum seekers are risking everything to establish new lives by crossing illegally into the European Union.

It is a dangerous endeavor carrying with it the gravest of risks, including detention, exploitation, abuse, injury — even death. It is deadly serious. Yet to those who try, it is known as ‘the Game’.

View a photo essay that looks at some of these children lives.

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