50 million children "uprooted", says UNICEF

A boy carrying his belongings in a large cloth bag over his shoulder is among people walking on railway tracks to cross from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia into Serbia. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-2203/Georgiev

Some 50 million children have been uprooted from home, more than half by conflict, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, said Wednesday.

In a new report on the global challenge, the agency highlights that children and youngsters make up a growing proportion of those seeking shelter outside their countries of origin.

UNICEF's Director of Programmes, Ted Raucher, describes the scale of the problem to Daniel Johnson and outlines what the agency wants to do about it at the upcoming UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants in New York.

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