Children Don’t Choose to Become Refugees

30 million children have fled their homes — more than at any time since World War Two — as the refugee crisis grows across continents. All of these children should have a fair chance to survive, thrive and reach their full potential. UNICEF needs your help to provide children on the run from war, poverty and violence with the food, water, medical care and education they need.

This child refugee crisis is the worst since World War II — a humanitarian emergency that demands immediate action. Whether these children are migrants, refugees or internally displaced, they are all children first. They don't choose where they're born. They urgently need — and deserve — our help now. 

UNICEF is responding to this crisis across four continents: delivering lifesaving supplies to children and their families fleeing escalating violence in the Middle East and Northern Africa, providing water and tents to create safe spaces for the growing wave of children moving through Europe and working to improve the lives of children fleeing violence and abuse in Central America.