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War, Poverty Drive Nearly 50M Children From Homes; Children Account For Almost Half Of All Refugees, UNICEF Report Says

Al Jazeera: UNICEF: 50 million children uprooted by crises
“War and poverty have forced 50 million children around the world from their homes, according to UNICEF. Up to 28 million of the children have been uprooted by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in search of a better life, says a report released by the U.N. agency…” (9/7).

Deutsche Welle: UNICEF reports 28 million children homeless globally due to conflict
“…Children make up about a third of the world’s population, but account for almost half of all refugees, UNICEF said in its report issued on Tuesday. The number of child refugees has doubled in the last decade, the report ‘Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children’ states…” (9/7).

The Guardian: Nearly half of all refugees are children, says UNICEF
“…Just two countries — Syria and Afghanistan — comprise half of all child refugees under protection by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), while roughly three-quarters of the world’s child refugees come from just 10 countries…” (Hodal, 9/6).

New York Times: Nearly 50 Million Children Are Refugees, UNICEF Report Finds
“…UNICEF issued the report a few weeks before the annual United Nations General Assembly, when world leaders will converge to meet against a backdrop of the protracted conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and other parts of the Middle East and Africa that together are helping to drive the global refugee and migrant crises…” (Gladstone, 9/6).

VOA News: UNICEF: 50 Million Children Displaced Worldwide
“…The UNICEF report calls for addressing the root causes of migration and refugees, mainly conflict, violence, and extreme poverty. It also urges measures to prevent xenophobia and discrimination against refugees, in addition to measures to prevent exploitation and abuse of children on the move” (Besheer, 9/7).

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