More than one million migrants arrived in Europe during 2015 - marking the beginning of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’. Governments across the continent struggled to cope with the numbers of people arriving from conflict-affected countries including Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Hundreds of thousands of people continued to make the journey to Europe during 2016 - not all of whom survived. A significant proportion of these refugees were children forced to undertake arduous journeys in search of safety. These children experience significant stress and instability and require specialised support.
War Child has begun to respond to the needs of these children.