Childhood on the Move

Today we are seeing an unprecedented movement of people around the world. Once every two seconds, someone is forced to leave their home.

Many of them are children.

The emergency

Children move for a variety of reasons, such as climate change, natural disaster, poverty, prejudice, war, escaping abuse, and lack of opportunity.

Whilst on the move, their childhood is at risk. And damaged childhoods can lead to damaged futures – for these children, and for society as a whole.

Collectively, we must act now. Together we can create a better society for everyone.

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The consequences

Whether displaced, migrating, returning home, living on the street, fleeing conflict, or moving for work; children on the move are more vulnerable to dangers and to losing their rights and experiencing difficulties.

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Change is possible

Our members around the world are working tirelessly to change the lives of children on the move. Read about their models for change to gain a deeper understanding of what works.

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Be part of our movement

Do you want to play a part in helping millions of children by raising awareness of the dangers of a Childhood on the Move? We’ve created a hub for materials you can download, remix and share.

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