Children on the Move
Millions of children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced.
As of 2016, 28 million children were living in forced displacement – this includes 12 million child refugees and child asylum seekers, and 16 million children living in internal displacement due to conflict and violence. These numbers do not include 7 million children internally displaced by natural disasters. Millions of other children had moved, within or across borders, in pursuit of better opportunities. This Data Brief presents key facts and figures about children in migration and displacement and the numbers behind UNICEF’s 6 Agenda for Children on the Move.
UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid worldwide. The agency is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations globally, in 192 countries and territories. UNICEF works with partners worldwide to promote policies and expand access to services that protect all children.
March 2, 2023