UNICEF works to keep children safe and to protect their rights, no matter where they are. That work is more essential now than ever: Today's child refugee crisis is the worst since World War II. Whether they're called migrants, refugees or internally displaced, millions of children have been driven from their homes by conflict, poverty or disaster. Far too many encounter danger, detention, deprivation and discrimination on their journeys.

UNICEF USA is now leveraging its global expertise to keep vulnerable children on the move safe and to protect their rights at every step. Send an email today to urge your federal legislators to stand up for the rights of refugee and migrant children — and ensure their welfare during all administrative and legal processes.

Children urgently need — and deserve — our help now. Support UNICEF's work to protect them here in the U.S. and around the world.


Why Children Migrate

For children growing up surrounded by poverty and violence with no access to education, migration can seem like the only chance for survival. 


Agenda for Action

UNICEF uses a six-point plan to keep uprooted children around the world healthy and safe. But each point has a human story behind it. Check them out below.

Protect Displaced Children from Exploitation and Violence
End the Detention of Refugee and Migrant Children
Keep Refugee and Migrant Children Learning and Healthy
Keep Families Together and Protect Unaccompanied Children
Address the Root Causes that Force Children from Home
Combat Xenophobia and Discrimination