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50 million child refugees

More than a million refugees traveled to Europe early in 2016, and 80,000 arrived by boat during the first six weeks of 2016.[i] They even had an Olympic games refugee team with 10 athletes from Africa and Syria at the 2016 Brazilian games. Half of the refugees are children and half of them are from Afghanistan or Syria, 50 million of them, including over 100,000 unaccompanied minors who applied for asylum in 78 countries in 2015.[ii]

[i] Katie Reilly, “Rate of Refugees Arriving in Europe Increased in 2016,” TIME Magazine, February 13, 2016.

Rate of Refugees Arriving in Europe Increased in 2016

[ii] Vijay Prashad, “Fifty Milliion Children Have Been Uprooted Worldwide,” TruthDIG, September 21, 2016.


95,000 unaccompanied minors to Europe in 2015

Maeve McClenaghan, “95,000 Unaccompanied Children Claim Asylum in Europe in 2015, MintPress news, April 11, 2016.

95,000 Unaccompanied Children Claim Asylum In Europe In 2015

half the refugees are children

About half of the world’s refugees are under 18. Photographer Muhammed Muheisen wants to introduce us to the children who grow up fleeing war.