Every day, children in the United States and all over the world are waking up to conflict and crisis – both man-made and natural. Crises take kids away from their homes, their schools, their friends, and have serious, lasting consequences. It impacts their health, behavior, and ability to learn, and steals their sense of security.
Around the globe, nearly one in five children – 420 million kids – were living in conflict zones in 2017, up 30 million from the year before. Children like 12-year-old Sajida*, who fled armed conflict in Myanmar with her family. She was hungry and scared, and witnessed violence. She needed to wait with her family for days at the border to get on a boat to Bangladesh for safety.