UNICEF has released a report titled, “Uprooted: The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children” which states that almost fifty million children have been forcibly displaced or migrated to other countries.
According to the report, between 2010 and 2015, number of child refugees has increased by 75 percent.
UNICEF’s executive director, Anthony Lake has said in a statement on Wednesday that, “the children have been forcibly displaced from their home countries as a result of violent conflicts or persecution. The unforgettable images of children such as Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy of Kurdish ethnicity whose body washed up on a Turkish beach in September 2015, have shocked the world.”
Interestingly, this report has been released at a time when the refugees aren’t welcome in the European countries, while some experts say this crisis came into existence because of Western and European policies and meddling in the internal affairs of West Asian countries.
Even though when the refugees reach the European countries, they face exhaustive processes for application of asylum and when they disqualify, they are deported back to their country.