Young refugees and migrants

For young refugees and migrants, reaching the UK should mean safety
Your support can help young refugees and migrants stay safe and rebuild their lives

Understanding the global refugee crisis

There are currently around 70 million people in the world who have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to violence, war or persecution. 

Around 25 million of them are refugees who have been made to flee their homelands and seek support in new countries – and half of this number are children under the age of 18. This mass movement of people has been referred to as the global refugee crisis.

Our work with unaccompanied child refugees

We run services all across the country that support young refugees and keep them safe. Working with them one-to-one and in groups, we help them with all aspects of their lives, so that they can settle in their new home and look forward to brighter futures.

Our services supporting young refugees and migrants

We help young refugee and migrants find accommodation, overcome language barriers and rebuild their lives in new communities, surrounded and supported by friends.

Statistics on refugees and migrants

When you think about the global refugee crisis, it’s easy to forget that there is a person behind every number and percentage in all the various refugee statistics that we see. Yet with such a large number of refugees in the world, statistics on refugees are a good way of helping us to understand the scale of the issue.

We’ve gathered together a few refugee statistics so that you can see just how many children there are who need help, both globally and in this country.

Fahad's story

Fahad fled his home at 16 years old, leaving behind his family and facing a long and dangerous journey to Europe. Separated from his twin brother in Calais, Fahad arrived in the UK alone with no guardian or support network.

Wrongly assessed as being older than he was, Fahad struggled to adjust to life in a new city. This is his story.

Facts about refugees and asylum seekers

There’s lots of talk in the media about refugees and the refugee crisis, and it’s easy to be confused about the various definitions, motivations and scenarios that force people to become refugees. 

To help improve understanding of refugee facts, and clear up some of the most common misconceptions, we’ve created a list of 10 facts about refugees and asylum seekers.